Staten Island aftermath

Associated Press
Police officers wearing wet suits leave a site where the body of a 2-year-old child killed during Superstorm Sandy was discovered in Staten Island, New York, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.  Brandon Moore, 2, and Connor Moore, 4, were swiped into swirling waters as their mother tried to escape her SUV on Monday amid rushing waters that caused the vehicle to stall during Superstorm Sandy.  Police said the mother, Glenda Moore, was going to her sister's home in Brooklyn when she tried to flee the vehicle with the boys, only to have the force of the rising water and the relentless cadence of pounding waves rip the boy's small arms from her.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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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.

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