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Members of the National Guard and Hoboken Police ride a large truck through floodwaters used to pluck people from high water in Hoboken, N.J., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Parts of the city are still covered in standing water, trapping some residents in their homes. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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Members of the National Guard and Hoboken Police ride a large truck through floodwaters used to pluck people from high water in Hoboken, N.J., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Parts of the city are still covered in standing water, trapping some residents in their homes. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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