Residents of the oceanside community of Far Rockaway, New York, crowd around a portable generator to charge cell phones and laptops, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Hundreds of thousands in New York City alone were still without power Thursday, especially in Lower Manhattan, which remained in the dark roughly south of the Empire State Building after floodwaters had knocked out power. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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Residents of the oceanside community of Far Rockaway, New York, crowd around a portable generator to charge cell phones and laptops, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.    Hundreds of thousands in New York City alone were still without power Thursday, especially in Lower Manhattan, which remained in the dark roughly south of the Empire State Building after floodwaters had knocked out power. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Residents of the oceanside community of Far Rockaway, New York, crowd around a portable generator to charge cell phones and laptops, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Hundreds of thousands in New York City alone were still without power Thursday, especially in Lower Manhattan, which remained in the dark roughly south of the Empire State Building after floodwaters had knocked out power. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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