Breezy Point Burns in Floodwaters

A tiny beachfront neighborhood told to evacuate before Sandy hit New York burned down as it was inundated by floodwaters, transforming a quaint corner of the Rockaways into a smoke-filled debris field.

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Robert Connolly, left, embraces his wife Laura as they survey the remains of the home owned by her parents that burned to the ground in Breezy Point.
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Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point is shown Tuesday. The fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses Monday night in the flooded neighborhood.
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Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point
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Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point is shown Tuesday.
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Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point is shown Tuesday.
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Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point is shown Tuesday, Oct. 30.
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A fire fighter surveys the smoldering ruins of a house in the Breezy Point section of New York.
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A man carries a bag of belongings as he walks in Breezy Point.
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Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point.
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Fire still burns at the scene of a fire in Breezy Point.
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Homes damaged by a fire at Breezy Point are shown.
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Residents assess damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point.
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Residents assess damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point.
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Members of the New York City Fire Department assess damage caused by a six-alarm fire at Breezy Point.
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A fire fighter surveys the smoldering ruins of a house in Breezy Point.
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A log rests on a vehicle damaged by superstorm Sandy at Breezy Point.
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A sign for Ocean Avenue stands in the smoldering ruins of houses in Breezy Point Tuesday.
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Cinderblock foundations stand amidst the smoldering ruins of a house in Breezy Point.
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