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Visitors had to leave Ocracoke Island, lining up at this gas station as they set off, when electricity was cut off on July 27. Evacuation orders for the North Carolina holiday spot are lifted as of noon Friday, along with those for Hatteras Island, now that power has been restored. C. Leinbach/AP hide caption

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People try to get through the aisles at Whole Foods Market in Midtown in New York on Sunday before the storm. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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