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After Sandy

As flood waters from Hurricane Sandy begin to recede local and state police are reporting major problems as many roadways are still blocked by downed trees and wires.

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Residents survey the debris scattered across Pequot Ave. in the area of Guthrie Beach Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, after storm surge smashed beach houses in the area Monday night in New London .

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David Romei clears debris from his Lower Blvd. yard Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, after storm surge smashed beach houses in the area Monday night in New London .

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Looking through the branches of a down tree as a result of the storm, a home on Sea Lane in Old Saybrook Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, uses the plywood covering the windows for protection for a message that refers to tropical storm Irene last year and Hurricane Sandy that hit the East Coast on Monday.

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A tree rests on a home on Hartford Avenue in Old Saybrook Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, the day after Hurricane Sandy hit the East coast.

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Homes along Plum Bank Road, Route 154, in Old Saybrook that border the Plum Bank Beach in the rear of their homes have flooded front yards up to their homes Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, the day after Hurricane Sandy hit the East coast.

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Cars pass under a fallen tree resting on power lines along Plumb Bank Road, Route 154, in Old Saybrook Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, the day after hurricane Sandy hit the East coast.

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Neighbors stop to view a fallen tree on Montauk Avenue in New London Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.

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Ian Kilcoyne, 15, takes a photo of his brother Ryan, 13, in front of a downed tree blocking North Main St. on the way into Stonington Boro Tuesday, October 30, 2012 after Hurricane Sandy.

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People walk through the debris on Atlantic Street near Crescent Beach in Niantic as area residents evaluate damage and begin to clean up Tuesday Oct. 30, 2012 after the remnants of Hurricane Sandy hit the Connecticut shoreline in the overnight hours.

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People walk through the debris on Atlantic Street near Crescent Beach in Niantic as area residents evaluate damage and begin to clean up Tuesday Oct. 30, 2012 after the remnants of Hurricane Sandy hit the Connecticut shoreline in the overnight hours.

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Elizabeth Warenda, left, and her friend talk in the remnants of Warenda's home on Shore Road in Niantic Tuesday Oct. 30, 2012 after the remnants of Hurricane Sandy hit the Connecticut shoreline destroying area homes in the overnight hours.

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Area residents of Oak Grove Beach in Niantic evaluate damage and begin to clean up Tuesday Oct. 30, 2012 after the remnants of Hurricane Sandy hit the Connecticut shoreline in the overnight hours.

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Bob Starzec checks the flow of floodwaters into a storm drain on Pearl Street Tuesday, October 30, 2012 after Hurricane Sandy storm surge flooded downtown Mystic Monday night.

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Cory Shaffer checks the progress of a pump as he and contractor Mark Shaw (not pictured) pump-out a flooded basement on Pearl Street Tuesday, October 30, 2012 after Hurricane Sandy storm surge flooded downtown Mystic Monday night.

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Tamara Laurie, left, owner of Hope and Stetson on Main St. in Mystic, and employee Kylee Samayoa, sort through soggy merchandise in the Steamboat Wharf parking lot behind the shop as residents and business owners pump-out and mop up Tuesday, October 30, 2012 after Hurricane Sandy storm surge flooded downtown Mystic Monday night.

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Old Saybrook firefighters wait for the pump to start to supply water to their hose while standing in front of one the two homes that burned on Saye Street in the Chalker Beach area of Old Saybrook during hurricane Sandy overnight. Firefighters were not able to reach the scene of the fire due to extreme flooding and when able to reach to begin putting out hot spots the Saye Street was still under water.

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