In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 photo, Rachael Alhadad greets some of her cats at her family's home in the Midland Beach section of Staten Island, New York. Their two-room rental house became mildewed after water from Superstorm Sandy rose nearly to the ceiling on the first floor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 photo, Rachael Alhadad greets some of her cats at her family's home in the Midland Beach section of Staten Island, New York. Their two-room rental house became mildewed after water from Superstorm Sandy rose nearly to the ceiling on the first floor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 photo, Rachael Alhadad greets some of her cats at her family's home in the Midland Beach section of Staten Island, New York. Their two-room rental house became mildewed after water from Superstorm Sandy rose nearly to the ceiling on the first floor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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