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New York was severely affected by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, particularly New York City, its suburbs and Long Island. Sandy's impacts included the flooding of the New York City Subway system and of all road tunnels entering Manhattan except the Lincoln Tunnel. The New York Stock Exchange closed for two consecutive days. Numerous homes and businesses were destroyed by fire, including over 100 homes in Breezy Point, Queens. Large parts of the city and surrounding areas lost electricity for several days. Several thousand people in midtown Manhattan were evacuated for six days due to a crane collapse at Extell's One57. Bellevue Hospital Center and other large hospitals were closed and evacuated. At least 53 people died in New York State as a result of the storm. Thousands of homes and an estimated 250,000 vehicles were destroyed and the economic losses in New York City were estimated to be roughly $19 billion with an estimated $32.8 billion required for restoration across the state.