Volodymyr Krupa takes a cigarette break on his street while cleaning out his flood damaged home in the Staten Island borough of New York, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. A Superstorm Sandy relief fund is being created just for residents of the hard-hit New York City borough. Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Borough President James Molinaro say the fund will help residents displaced from their homes.
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