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Sandy’s force leaves millions across East Coast reeling

The hardest-hit areas of the Atlantic Seaboard began the daunting process Tuesday of ­rebuilding after a storm that ­remade the landscape and ­rewrote the record books as it left behind a tableau of damage, destruction, and grief.

The toll in New York alone — in lives disrupted or lost and communities washed out — was staggering. A rampaging fire reduced more than 100 houses to ash in Queens. Explosions and downed power lines left the lower half of Manhattan and 90 percent of Long Island in the dark. The New York City subway system — a lifeline for millions — was paralyzed by flooded tunnels and was expected to remain silent for days.

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