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Staten Island Devastated in Sandy’s Wake
Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc across the Eastern Seaboard, and Staten Island is one of the areas hit hardest by the storm. Here are photos of the damage.

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Staten Island, home to 500,000 residents, is one of five New York City Boroughs. Staten Island is located about five miles from the southern tip of Manhattan.

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Father Capodanno Boulevard runs along the northeast shore of Staten Island. These photos feature the damage inflicted by the storm along the major road.

(Photo Source: Ralph Giordano, FOX Business Network)

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Hundreds of homes were destroyed when Hurricane Sandy hit Staten Island. As of Friday, Nov. 2, at least 19 residents of the borough died as a result of the storm. 

(Photo Source: Ralph Giordano, FOX Business Network)

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Like many areas of the northeast, dozens of streets remain closed in Staten Island.

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According to the Staten Island Advance, the Department of Buildings is placing red tags on homes that are still standing but considered unsafe.

(Photo Source: Ralph Giordano, FOX Business Network)

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Eqecat, a provider of catastrophic risk models, reported that Superstorm Sandy caused as much as $50 billion in economic damage, including $10 billion to $20 billion of insured losses.

(Photo Source: Ralph Giordano, FOX Business Network)

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About 70% of Staten Island gas stations are closed following the storm, according to AAA. Gas lines in New York and New Jersey stretch for miles in many locations.

Staten Island Devastated in Sandy’s Wake

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc across the Eastern Seaboard, and Staten Island is one of the areas hit hardest by the storm. Here are photos of the damage.

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