[SeMissourian.com] Overcast ~ 34°F  
River stage: 14.52 ft. Falling
Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
Mexican immigrant Maria Lucero stands Nov. 14 in front of her rental home in the Midland Beach section of Staten Island, N.Y. The home was damaged by superstorm Sandy, after which Lucero and her family moved in with friends, but Lucero says it is a temporary situation and she will feel more at peace when they again have their own home. (Seth Wenig ~ Associated Press)