**FILE** A front loader works to remove sand and debris Nov. 11, 2012, as night falls on the Rockaway neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. (Associated Press)

Photo by: Craig Ruttle

**FILE** A front loader works to remove sand and debris Nov. 11, 2012, as night falls on the Rockaway neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. (Associated Press)