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Rockaway resident Saajida O'Quinn wears a protective mask as she prepares to vote in a makeshift tent set up as a polling place at Scholars' Academy, PS 180, in the Rockaway neighborhood on November 6, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City. The Rockaway section of Queens was one of the hardest hit areas and O'Quinn's home was damaged in Superstorm Sandy. Many voters in New York and New Jersey are voting at alternate locations in the presidential election due to disruption from the storm. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sandy: Road to recovery

Sandy, a massive storm described by forecasters as one of the

largest to ever hit the United States, thrashed the East Coast, flooding towns and leaving millions without power.