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Latest On Sandy: Death Toll Rises, Wait For 'Normal' Life Continues

For many in New York City, New Jersey and other places hit hard by the superstorm, there's nothing to do but wait — for power, for transit service, for things to get better. They'll be waiting for days, officials warn.
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There's No Contingency Plan If Disaster Strikes On Election Day

What if Hurricane Sandy had waited a week to strike the East Coast? There's no contingency plan in place for rescheduling an election if a storm or terrorist attack wiped out power in multiple states while voting was taking place. Says one expert: "We'll ignore it until it happens, and when it happens, we'll figure it out."
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Stranded In Hawaii By Sandy, Travelers Wait

Hurricane Sandy disrupted flights all across the United States; even people far from the storm discovered that planes could not get to their airports. And of all the people affected, the saddest were surely 1,300 people from the East Coast stuck in Honolulu.
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For Famously Impatient New Yorkers, Lots Of Waiting

New Yorkers are an impatient bunch. But Tuesday night in the neighborhoods without electricity, all people could do was wait.
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N.J. Transit Agency Discusses Service Shutdown

Steve Inskeep speaks with New Jersey Transit spokesman John Durso about the mass transit agency's shutdown of service due to Hurricane Sandy.
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New York's Breezy Point Endures Fire And Flood

Residents of one community in the New York City borough of Queens endured both fire and flood when Sandy hit their barrier island. Two people died in the high water, and at least 80 houses are believed to have burned.

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