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Nov. 3, 2012 - Merrick, New York, U.S. - People wait in line in the cold dusk to fill their gas containers at the Merrick Hess station, one of the Long Island gas stations still open the Saturday after Hurricane Sandy brought severe damage to this south shore area. U.S. Army National Guard members from Syracuse are there to help Nassau County police make sure order is kept. The Freeport Armory in the next town was supposed to have free gas, up to 10 gallons for each car, this day, but people who showed up there were turned away. About 500,000 of the 1.2 million Long Islanders who lost power still don't have it, and the area continues to suffer from severe damage from floods and wind.