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Sandy's Tragic Toll on Staten Island

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    Bloomberg Businessweek.com sent photographer Ed Kashi to document the destruction and recovery on Staten Island after superstorm Sandy. More than two weeks later, some are still without power there and while relief and cleanup efforts are progressing, the residents of Staten Island are still reeling from the physical and emotional toll taken by the storm. -- Brent Murray

    Here, The A-frame shaped roof of #121 Kissam Avenue sits two doors down from where it stood before the storm in Oakwood Beach, Staten Island, NY.

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    Volunteers in a pop-up soup kitchen serve food to locals in New Dorp Beach.

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    Officers from the National Guard's Joint Task Force, Empire Shield, at Miller Field in New Dorp. Normally stationed at Fort Hamilton as homeland security, the company, over 200 men and women, was first tasked in Staten Island with search and rescue, then clothing and food distribution, and now are being sent door to door to fulfill various recovery needs.

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    The NMCB11 (Naval Mobile Construction Battalion) help rip out the salt water soaked interior of Our Lady of Lourdes church.

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    Francie Boggs, a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints volunteer from Lebanon, PA, salvages photographs from salt-water soaked albums and dries them in the sun.

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    Volunteers, friends and family help Loree Tedesco salvage her home in New Dorp. Loree's family has been living in Staten Island for 5 generations.

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    Melissa Schweikle, 31, eats a free meal with her daughter, Barbara Marie, 6, and son, Johnny, 9 months, at Miller Field in New Dorp. Representatives from the National Guard, The Red Cross and FEMA can be found here alongside local food trucks from Manhattan like the Rickshaw Dumpling and Steak + Hoagies Trucks.

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    Employees from Con Ed take a short break on their site safety shift near Mansion Marina in Great Kills Harbor. Anthony Bell, 34, and George Connelly, 44, have been putting in 12 – 17 hour shifts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. George lost his own home in Keansburg, NJ, in the storm.

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    Volunteers hand out food and supplies and organize outreach from Arianna's, a catering-hall-turned-relief-center, in New Dorp.

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    Victims of the storm come to Miller's Field to accept aid and donations.

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    Anthony Misciagno, 26, and his sister Lisa, 25, work with friends and volunteers to clear out the salt water logged belongings of their disabled parents' home in New Dorp.

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    What is left of a neighbor's house overlooks the site of the former Dresch family home in Tottenville. The family had decided to weather the storm from home after they were robbed during a previous evacuation. It cost the father, George Dresch, and his 13-year-old daughter, Angela, their lives.

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    Volunteers from the Staten Island Board of Business Agents help demolish what remains of a flooded home in New Dorp Beach.

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    A woman whose home has been damaged by flood waters looks out of her front door as volunteers and emergency crews work in New Dorp.

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    New York Police Department officers direct traffic at night in a flood ravaged neighborhood in New Dorp.

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    Cones guard a newly formed cliff after superstorm Sandy came ashore in Southeast Annadale.

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