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Eileen Miley takes a break from cleaning her home that was destroyed by flooding during Storm Sandy in Staten Island, New York, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Three days after Sandy slammed the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, New York and New Jersey struggled to get back on their feet, the U.S. death toll climbed to more than 80, and more than 4.6 million homes and businesses were still without power. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Staten Island aftermath

Residents and public officials

complain that help has been frustratingly slow to arrive on stricken

Staten Island, where 19 have been killed — nearly half the death toll of

all of New York City. Garbage is piling up, a stench

hangs in the air and mud-caked mattresses and couches line the streets.