A lift to safety: New York City Police officers used "Helicopter 23" — named for the 23 officers killed on Sept. 11, 2001 — to rescue six people from rooftops on Staten Island. InsideNYPD hide caption

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Rescue in Hoboken: Much of the New Jersey city remains flooded and the National Guard has been called in to help rescue stranded residents. Tuesday, this was the scene on one of the city's flooded streets. Eduardo Munoz /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A truck drives through a flooded street caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York City's Financial District on Tuesday. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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A street light and utility pole brought down by Hurricane Sandy lay on the street in Avalon, N.J. About 2.5 million customers had no power Tuesday in New Jersey. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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An ambulance is stuck in over a foot of snow off of Highway 33 West, near Belington, W.Va. on Oct. 30. Superstorm Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow. Robert Ray/AP hide caption

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In New York City's financial district, cars floated in a flooded subterranean basement a day after Hurricane Sandy tore across the East Coast. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Fans like her style: Mayor Michael Bloomberg (at right) briefing New Yorkers about Hurricane Sandy on Monday. At left is his sign language interpreter, who the mayor identified as Lydia Callis. Mayor Bloomberg's YouTube channel hide caption

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A screen grab from video of the Coast Guard's rescue operation that saved 14 sailors from the HMS Bounty on Monday. U.S. Coast Guard hide caption

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Waves crash over a road as Hurricane Sandy comes up the coast Monday in Winthrop, Mass. Economists are predicting the storm will cost tens of billions of dollars. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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