Life is far from normal for 13-year-old Eliran Cohen a week after Superstorm Sandy flooded his family's Staten Island condo, the Associated Press reports. The teen, his mother and his older brother were ready to use a door as a flotation device when the storm hit last Monday, filling their ground floor with water. Even as he helps clean up from the destruction, Eliran craves his old routine.

"I'd like to get back to school to see how all my friends are doing," he said.

Across the New York City, parents and students cooped up for a week say they too are...

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