Quiet and waterlogged: Scenes from New York


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    People walk through the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood in Queens where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away on November 2, 2012 in New York.

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    National Guard soldiers walk past ambulances at Bellevue Hospital during a planned evacuation October 31, 2012 in New York. Bellevue Hospital, the oldest in the country, decided to evacuate its remaining 500 patients on Wednesday after flooding inundated the basement and knocked out electricity.

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    Ambulances line up outside Bellevue Hospital during a planned evacuation October 31, 2012 in New York.

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    Mounds of debris pile up in the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood in Queens where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away on November 2, 2012 in New York. Limited public transit has returned to New York and most major bridges have reopened, but will require three occupants in the vehicle to pass.

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    Residents wait for information from FEMA in Queens. With the death toll currently over 70 and millions of homes and businesses without power, the U.S. East Coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by superstorm Sandy.

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    A police officer speaks with a woman attempting to drive onto the Brooklyn Bridge on November 2, 2012 in New York City.

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    In the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, patrons wait in line to get their gas containers filled on November 2, 2012 in Seaford, N.Y.

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    Messages about Hurricane Sandy are posted in the window of a Fishs Eddy housewares store in New York as the city recovers from the effects of the storm.

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    The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel is flooded after a tidal surge caused by Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in Manhattan, New York.

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    The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel is flooded after a tidal surge caused by Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in Manhattan, New York.

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    Workers clean up a fallen tree October 30, 2012 in New York City.

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    Ground Zero is seen on October 30, 2012 in the Financial District of New York.

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    Residents look at damage left by Hurricane Sandy on City Island, N.Y.

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    A family poses for photos in front of the rising tides on City Island, New York, October 30, 2012.

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    Jolito Ortiz helps sweep water out of his friend's apartment while cleaning up after flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012, in the Lower East Side of New York City.

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    A truck drives through a flooded street, caused by Hurricane Sandy in the Lower East Side of New York City. The storm has claimed at least 16 lives in the United States and has caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard.

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    Rising water, caused by Hurricane Sandy, rushes into a subterranian parking garage on October 29, 2012, in the Financial District of New York, United States.

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    The closed New York Stock Exchange is barricaded with sand bags during the arrival of Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012 in New York City.

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Flooding and power outages from Hurricane Sandy have brought New York City to an unprecedented shutdown. Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson shares the scenes from New York as the city starts the day and begins to assess the storm's toll.

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Jeremy Hobson is host of Marketplace Morning Report, where he looks at business news from a global perspective to prepare listeners for the day ahead.

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