Debris covers the lower floor of Don Durando's house in Long Beach, N.Y. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, after sustaining flooding and other damage from superstorm Sandy. Three days after Sandy slammed the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, New York and New Jersey struggled to get back on their feet, the U.S. death toll climbed to more than 80, and more than 4.6 million homes and businesses were still without power. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Photo by: Kathy Kmonicek

Debris covers the lower floor of Don Durando's house in Long Beach, N.Y. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, after sustaining flooding and other damage from superstorm Sandy. Three days after Sandy slammed the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, New York and New Jersey struggled to get back on their feet, the U.S. death toll climbed to more than 80, and more than 4.6 million homes and businesses were still without power. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)