AP Photos: Superstorm Sandy

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  • Associated Press photo by Julio Cortez -- John Okeefe walks on the beach as a rollercoaster that once sat on the Funtown Pier in Seaside Heights, N.J., rests in the ocean on Wednesday after the pier was washed away by Superstorm Sandy, which made landfall Monday evening.

  • A New York Air National Guard helicopter, lower left, flies past lower Manhattan, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, and local officials took the flight over the city, Nassau and Westchester counties to get an assessment of damages from superstorm Sandy.

  • Houses are surrounded by floodwaters in the wake of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Little Ferry, N.J. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses.

  • A snow-covered Grim Reaper greets drivers along Hidden Valley Road, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Washington County, Va., after several inches of snow fell in the area between Abingdon and Hansonville, Va.

  • Workers attempt to pump out the flood water from a bar and restaurant as a result of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Hoboken, NJ.

  • Homes in Fenwick Island, Del. are surrounded by floodwaters from superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Officials said Fenwick Island and nearby Bethany Beach appeared to be among the hardest-hit parts of the state. Gov. Jack Markell lifted the state of emergency on Tuesday in New Castle and Kent counties, but has kept the order in place for Sussex County because some areas remain flooded from superstorm Sandy.

  • Floodwaters surround homes near the Mantoloking Bridge the morning after hybrid storm Sandy rolled through, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Mantoloking, N.J.

  • People stop along the Brooklyn waterfront to look at the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.

  • The Empire State Building and large portions of midtown Manhattan are seen without power as a result of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in New York.

  • Early morning commuters cross New York's Brooklyn Bridge, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Morning rush-hour traffic appeared thicker than on an ordinary day as people started to return to work in a New York without functioning subways. Cars were bumper-to-bumper on several major highways.

  • In a photo made available by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 floodwaters stream into the Long Island Rail Road's West Side Yard in New York during superstorm Sandy. All trains had been removed from the yard prior to the arrival of the storm.

  • Floodwaters stream into the Long Island Rail Road's West Side Yard in New York.

  • Commuters cross New York's Brooklyn Bridge, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. .

  • A dog named Shaggy is handed from a National Guard truck to National Guard personnel after the dog and his owner left a flooded building in Hoboken, N.J., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Some residents and pets are being plucked from their homes by large trucks as parts of the city are still covered in standing water.

  • This Oct. 30, 2012, photo provided by New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) shows a flooded escalator in the South Ferry station of the No. 1 subway line, in lower Manhattan.

  • Trees on Holt Road near Shoemaker Road in Webster, N.Y. lie on a power line in Webster, N.Y. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in the wake of superstorm Sandy.

  • Waves pound a lighthouse on the shores of Lake Erie Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, near Cleveland.

  • A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Hoboken, NJ.

  • Waves batter the coast near homes in Narragansett, R.I., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

  • A landscape of destroyed homes is at Breezy Point, in the New York City borough of Queens Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.

  • Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point is shown Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in in the New York City borough of Queens. The fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses Monday night in the flooded neighborhood. More than 190 firefighters have contained the six-alarm blaze fire in the Breezy Point section, but they are still putting out some pockets of fire.

  • The lights on the Brooklyn Bridge stand in contrast to the lower Manhattan skyline which has lost its electrical supply, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, after megastorm Sandy swept through New York.

  • This photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. The Coast Guard rescued 14 of the 16 crew members by helicopter. Hours later, rescuers found one of the missing crew members, but she was unresponsive. They are still searching for the captain.

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute students play in the water in Worcester, Ma., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

  • Flooding and high winds arrive along North Michigan Avenue in Atlantic City, N.J., Monday Oct. 29, 2012.

  • Firefighters look up at a construction crane atop a luxury high-rise dangling precariously over the streets after collapsing in high winds from Hurricane Sandy, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York.

  • Waves from Hurricane Sandy crash onto the damaged Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 as Sandy churns up the east coast.

  • In this June 17, 2012, file photo, a replica of the historic ship HMS Bounty, is moored beside the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, M.D. The Coast Guard said Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, they are searching for two crew members who are missing after the HMS Bounty sank in rough seas off the North Carolina's Outer Banks as Hurricane Sandy swirls toward the East Coast.

  • A construction crane atop a luxury high-rise dangles precariously over the streets after collapsing in high winds from Hurricane Sandy, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York.

  • Peaople watch waves crash in Hampton, N.H., from the effects of Hurricane Sandy Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

  • Lisa Famularo braces for impact as a large wave crashes over a seawall while she photographed heavy surf in the Atlantic Ocean during the early stages of Hurricane Sandy, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Kennebunk, Maine.

  • The U.S. Capitol and Pennsylvania Avenue are seen Monday morning, Oct. 29, 2012, as heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy arrives in Washington.

  • Snow covers Mountain Lake Road near Mountain Lake Hotel at an elevation of 4000 feet in Giles County Va. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. About three inches of snow was measured in a snow gauge at the hotel, the first snow fall of the year, as result of Hurricane Sandy, according to the The Roanoke Times.

  • Viewers brace against ocean spray as waves crash against a seawall in Scituate, Mass. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

  • One World Trade Center, right, peeks through a light rain as water from the Hudson River creeps up on Pier A Park with the expected arrival of Hurricane Sandy in Hoboken, N.J., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

  • Air Force One landed safely at Andrew Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, after President Barack Obama canceled a morning campaign appearance in Florida, returning to Washington to monitor preparations for response to Hurricane Sandy.

  • Waters flood Ocean Ave. in Sea Bright, N.J., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

  • The Hudson River swells and rises over its banks flooding the Lackawanna train station as Hurricane Sandy approaches, in Hoboken, NJ on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

  • The New York City skyline and Hudson River are seen from Hoboken, N.J. as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

  • Waves crash over the bow of a tug boat as it passes near the Statue of Liberty in New York Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 as rough water as the result of Hurricane Sandy churned the waters of New York Harbor.

  • Rain and wind pass over the Brooklyn Bridge and the New York skyline as Hurricane Sandy advances on the city, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

  • Rough surf of the Atlantic Ocean breaks over the dunes Monday morning, Oct. 29, 2012, in Cape May, N.J., as high tide and Hurricane Sandy begin to arrive.

  • A man crosses the street in front of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

  • Norfolk resident Jack Devnew looks at the water covering a dock as he checks on his boat at a marina near downtown Norfolk, Va., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

  • A Norfolk resident chains his bike and heads to work in floodwaters near downtown in Norfolk, Va., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

  • Storm clouds loom over the Empire State Building and Manhattan skyline, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York.

  • Jessica Ospina, left, and Allison Kane of Virginia Beach, Va., lean into the strong wind and rain off the Chesapeake Bay near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel in Virginia Beach on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

  • Ocean water rolls over state highway NC 12 in Buxton, N.C., on Hatteras Island at dawn on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, as Hurricane Sandy works its way north, battering the U.S. East Coast.

  • Beach goers watch waves generated by Hurricane Sandy along a breezy Coligny Beach Park on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Saturday morning, Oct. 27, 2012.