The winter storm was expected to drop up to 14 inches of snow on New York City.
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The weekend was expected to be chilly and rainy, according to the National Weather Service.
Many decided to weather the storm in their homes, many of which lack heat and power.
"My roof is in that field over there," said a resident of Kissam Avenue sorting through remains.
Firefighters fought the Breezy Point blaze for hours, FDNY said.
Far Rockaway was hit by strong winds and flooding as Sandy approached.
Hurricane Irene, a Category 1 storm, hit New York City early Sunday morning.
Friday's heavy rains came with strong wind gusts up to 60 mph, forecasters said.
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