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Hurricane Sandy Bears Down On U.S. Mid-Atlantic Coastline

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: A flooded street in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn is viewed after the city awakens to the affects of Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in New York, United States. At least 15 people were reported killed in the United States by Sandy as millions of people in the eastern United States have awoken to widespread power outages, flooded homes and downed trees. New York City was his especially hard with wide spread power outages and significant flooding in parts of the city. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sandy pummels NYC, New Jersey

Hurricane Sandy was downgraded to a tropical storm when it struck the eastern U.S. on Monday night, but that didn't prevent the heavy rain and winds from causing major damage in the tri-state area.