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“Whatever I experienced was minimal compared to a whole lot of other people,” he said. “I’ve seen some things. I’ve heard about some things. and I know some things. And I’m counting my blessings. I’ll survive.”

There was good weather news: temperatures over the next few days will be in the 50s in southern New England, said meteorologist Frank Nocera, and on Sunday it could edge into the 60s.

Eltman reported from Garden City, N.Y. Contributing to this report were Associated Press writers Kiley Armstrong, Jonathan Fahey, Tom Hays, David B. Caruso, Meghan Barr, Jennifer Peltz and Deepti Hajela in New York; Michael Gormley in Albany, N.Y. Jim Fitzgerald in White Plains, N.Y.; and Angela Delli Santi and Wayne Perry in Harvey Cedars, N.J.