FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2012 file photo, Joe Vanvaketis looks at his Superstorm Sandy damaged home in the Oakwood Beach section of Staten Island, New York. The neighborhood, where three people died during Sandy, will be the first to get state-sponsored home buyouts, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined the planned program during a visit to the borough on Monday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2012 file photo, Joe Vanvaketis looks at his Superstorm Sandy damaged home in the Oakwood Beach section of Staten Island, New York. The neighborhood, where three people died during Sandy, will be the first to get state-sponsored home buyouts, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined the planned program during a visit to the borough on Monday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2012 file photo, Joe Vanvaketis looks at his Superstorm Sandy damaged home in the Oakwood Beach section of Staten Island, New York. The neighborhood, where three people died during Sandy, will be the first to get state-sponsored home buyouts, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined the planned program during a visit to the borough on Monday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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