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A North Carolina Department of Transportation vehicle drives past beach houses down sand-covered NC 12 in the Mirlo Beach section of Rodanthe, N.C. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Located between the first and second houses to the left was, until Hurricane Sandy passed by, a third house which was knocked into the ocean by the storm. People on North Carolina's Outer Banks are facing some flooding and damage from Hurricane Sandy, but emergency management officials say it could have been worse. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley) ORG XMIT: VANOV307