Gallery: Reports Suggest Hurricane Sandy Victims in Rockaways Could Rem...

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Since Hurricane Sandy tore through the East Coast two weeks ago, many parts of the Rockaways and Hamilton Beach – which are home to around 80,000 people – have remained without power, and the latest reports suggest that it could take the Long Island Power Authority until as late as Mid-December to restore electricity. As freezing winter temperatures approach, Greater NYC for Change and a coalition of 45 political and advocacy groups are campaigning for the city and FEMA to bolster their relief efforts and provide more comprehensive support and fully-equipped shelters for at-risk residents.

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