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Cora Nelsen calls her insurance company near her damaged home in the Belle Harbor section of the Rockaway neighborhood of the borough of Queens, New York, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Temperatures dipped toward freezing early Monday, and tens of thousands of people without power along the ravaged Atlantic coastline faced the prospect of finding somewhere else to stay. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) Photo by: Craig Ruttle AP

Irish come together to help those in desperate need after Hurricane Sandy - VIDEO

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Cora Nelsen calls her insurance company near her damaged home in the Belle Harbor section of the Rockaway neighborhood of the borough of Queens, New York, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Temperatures dipped toward freezing early Monday, and tens of thousands of people without power along the ravaged Atlantic coastline faced the prospect of finding somewhere else to stay. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) Photo by: Craig Ruttle AP

A major issue, O’Dwyer says, is that many of the Emerald Isle’s clients prior to the storm are enduring greater stress now.

“Some of the people we look after are in worse shape,” he added.  “What we’re trying to do is just get the word out that we are here for anyone who needs help with anything – contacting FEMA, contacting social workers or anything else. All anybody has to do is give us a call and we’re there.”

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