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Surviving Sandy in Staten Island

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Sheila and Dominic Traina pose for a photograph on Nov. 15 amid the remains of the house they had lived in for 43 years which was demolished by Hurricane Sandy in New Dorp Beach, Staten Island. The Trainas now face leaving the neighborhood that Sheila Traina said a friend had called

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Linda Restaino poses for a photograph in front of a message written by her son on the boarded up back wall of her property which was flooded during Hurricane Sandy in New Dorp Beach, Staten Island. Restaino, who has lived at the property for 35 years, is now hoping to leave Staten Island.

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Paul Hernandez poses for a photograph in his front yard as a worker removes the collapsed remains of a portion of his home destroyed when Hurricane Sandy struck in New Dorp Beach, Staten Island. Hernandez said he and other residents were angry at New York city officials for not doing more to protect their neighborhood from the ocean and the prospect of flooding.

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Reverend Alex K Joy, pastor and president of the St. George Malankara Orthodox Church in New Dorp Beach, Staten Island, poses for a photograph in the basement of his church which was flooded by Hurricane Sandy. Reverend Joy, who has served as a pastor for 37 years, has been struggling to raise the $150,000 plus needed to repair the storm damage and reopen the church.

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Jaswinder Kaur poses for a photograph with her two children Taranjot, 9, and Harshjot, 5, as they stand in the remains of their convenience and deli store which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in New Dorp Beach, Staten Island. Jaswinder, a single mother, faces an uncertain furture as the building that she rented may need to be torn down. At least 23 New Yorkers were killed in this low lying area of the south shore of Staten Island where mostly one-story former beach bungalows were inundated by flooding.

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Susan Aman poses for a photograph as she searches through debris for personal belongings from her father's home in Oakwood Beach, Staten Island November 14, 2012. At least 23 people died on Staten Island due to Hurricane Sandy most from drowning in storm surge flooding.

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Residents of the Northeast are still picking up the pieces after Superstorm Sandy.