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Hurricane Sandy Wreaks Devastation On U.S. East Coast

At least 16 people in the northeastern United States and Canada have been reported killed as a result of heavy winds and widespread flooding caused by a massive storm. Hurricane Sandy was downgraded to cyclone status shortly after hitting land near Atlantic City, New Jersey, on October 29. U.S. President Barack Obama has declared "a major disaster" exists in New Jersey and New York states, making federal funds available for residents. Nearly 6 million people across the northeast are without power. (15 PHOTOS)

Paramedics evacuate patients from New York University's Tisch Hospital due to a power outage.
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Paramedics evacuate patients from New York University's Tisch Hospital due to a power outage.

Firefighters work in front of a partially collapsed four-story apartment building in Manhattan.
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Firefighters work in front of a partially collapsed four-story apartment building in Manhattan.

Water rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) in the financial district of New York City.
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Water rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) in the financial district of New York City.

The floodwaters on the corner of 33rd Street and 1st Avenue in front of New York University's Langone Medical Center in Manhattan
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The floodwaters on the corner of 33rd Street and 1st Avenue in front of New York University's Langone Medical Center in Manhattan

A man in snorkeling gear and his friend wade through the flooded streets of Brooklyn.
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A man in snorkeling gear and his friend wade through the flooded streets of Brooklyn.

Rising water rushes into a subterranean parking garage in the financial district of New York.
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Rising water rushes into a subterranean parking garage in the financial district of New York.

People walk through water on the beach near the time of high tide in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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People walk through water on the beach near the time of high tide in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

A CCTV photo shows floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy rushing in to the Hoboken PATH train station through an elevator shaft in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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A CCTV photo shows floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy rushing in to the Hoboken PATH train station through an elevator shaft in Hoboken, New Jersey.

People stand among homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point section of Queens, New York.
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People stand among homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point section of Queens, New York.

Keith Klein and Eileen Blair walk among homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point section of Queens, New York.
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Keith Klein and Eileen Blair walk among homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point section of Queens, New York.

Homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy are seen in the Breezy Point section of Queens, New York.
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Homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy are seen in the Breezy Point section of Queens, New York.

Waves break next to an apartment building in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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Waves break next to an apartment building in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Resident Kim Johnson inspects the area around her apartment building in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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Resident Kim Johnson inspects the area around her apartment building in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point section of Queens, New York
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Homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point section of Queens, New York

A statue is seen among homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York.
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A statue is seen among homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York.

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