Hurricane Sandy: Then and Now

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: (top)  Firemen gather outside a house where the bodies of two elderly people were reportedly found on November 2, 2012 in the Midland Beach section of the Staten Island borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17:  (bottom)  A cat sits outside a home on October 17, 2013 in the Midland Beach section of the Staten Island borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: (top) Firemen gather outside a house where the bodies of two elderly people were reportedly found on November 2, 2012 in the Midland Beach section of the Staten Island borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: (bottom) A cat sits outside a home on October 17, 2013 in the Midland Beach section of the Staten Island borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: (top) Boats pushed up by Hurricane Sandy lie against residences near a marina on November 2, 2012 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17:  (bottom) A woman walks her dog near a marina on October 17, 2013 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.   (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: (top) Boats pushed up by Hurricane Sandy lie against residences near a marina on November 2, 2012 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: (bottom) A woman walks her dog near a marina on October 17, 2013 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: (top) The foundations to the historic Rockaway boardwalk are all that remain after it was washed away during Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: (bottom) Two people stand on the beach on October 20, 2013 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: (top) The foundations to the historic Rockaway boardwalk are all that remain after it was washed away during Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: (bottom) Two people stand on the beach on October 20, 2013 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30:  (top)  Homes sit destroyed after Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23:  (bottom)  Workers construct new homes on October 23, 2013 in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: (top) Homes sit destroyed after Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (bottom) Workers construct new homes on October 23, 2013 in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (top) Homeowner Michael Russo (R), is comforted by friend Joseph Bono on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. The first floor of Russo's home was completely flooded by the ocean surge caused by superstorm Sandy. Russo said that he salvaged an American flag he had stored on the upper shelf of a supply closet.  NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17:  (bottom)  A "for sale" sign lies on an empty lot where Joseph Bono's home was demolished due to Hurricane Sandy flood damage on October 17, 2013 in the Ocean Breeze neighborhood of the Staten Island borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.   (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (top) Homeowner Michael Russo (R), is comforted by friend Joseph Bono on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. The first floor of Russo's home was completely flooded by the ocean surge caused by superstorm Sandy. Russo said that he salvaged an American flag he had stored on the upper shelf of a supply closet. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: (bottom) A "for sale" sign lies on an empty lot where Joseph Bono's home was demolished due to Hurricane Sandy flood damage on October 17, 2013 in the Ocean Breeze neighborhood of the Staten Island borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10:  (top) Clean-up continues among piles of debris, where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away November 10, 2012 in Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19:  (bottom) Cars sit parked on the steet on October 19, 2013 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: (top) Clean-up continues among piles of debris, where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away November 10, 2012 in Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: (bottom) Cars sit parked on the steet on October 19, 2013 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 19:  (top)  A man walks through the heavily damaged section November 19, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23:  (bottom)  A man rids a bike October 23, 2013 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 19: (top) A man walks through the heavily damaged section November 19, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (bottom) A man rids a bike October 23, 2013 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (top) Water continues to flood a neighborhood on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. Most homes in the seaside community were inundated by the ocean surge caused by Superstorm Sandy. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: (bottom)  Janet Hague stands in her back yard on October 17, 2013 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. Her home was heavily damaged by Sandy flood waters and after almost a year of renovations, she moved back in on October 15. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (top) Water continues to flood a neighborhood on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. Most homes in the seaside community were inundated by the ocean surge caused by Superstorm Sandy. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: (bottom) Janet Hague stands in her back yard on October 17, 2013 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. Her home was heavily damaged by Sandy flood waters and after almost a year of renovations, she moved back in on October 15. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: (top) A fire burns near destroyed homes and businesses following Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in the Rockaway section of the Queens borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (bottom) Two people walk down a sidewalk past a now empty lot on October 23, 2013 in the Rockaway section of the Queens borough of New York City.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: (top) A fire burns near destroyed homes and businesses following Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in the Rockaway section of the Queens borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (bottom) Two people walk down a sidewalk past a now empty lot on October 23, 2013 in the Rockaway section of the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (top) Frank Burfeind displays a photo album salvaged from a flood-damaged home on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. Most homes in the seaside community were inundated by the ocean surge caused by superstorm Sandy.  NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: (bottom) A memorial stands near where Ocean Breeze residents Ella Norris, 89, and James Rossi Jr. (85), died in Hurricane Sandy floodwaters on October 17, 2013 in the Ocean Breeze neighborhood of Staten Island. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (top) Frank Burfeind displays a photo album salvaged from a flood-damaged home on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. Most homes in the seaside community were inundated by the ocean surge caused by superstorm Sandy. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: (bottom) A memorial stands near where Ocean Breeze residents Ella Norris, 89, and James Rossi Jr. (85), died in Hurricane Sandy floodwaters on October 17, 2013 in the Ocean Breeze neighborhood of Staten Island. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02:  (top) A man walks a dog through a heavily damaged sesction on November 2, 2012 in the Rockway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (bottom)  A person walks a dog on October 23, 2013 in the Rockway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: (top) A man walks a dog through a heavily damaged sesction on November 2, 2012 in the Rockway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (bottom) A person walks a dog on October 23, 2013 in the Rockway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29:  (top) A woman and child walk through water on a flooded street as Hurricane Sandy moved closer to the area on October 29, 2012 in the Red Hook section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23:  (bottom)  A person rides a bike October 23, 2013 in the Red Hook section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: (top) A woman and child walk through water on a flooded street as Hurricane Sandy moved closer to the area on October 29, 2012 in the Red Hook section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (bottom) A person rides a bike October 23, 2013 in the Red Hook section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: (top)  Abandoned and flooded cars are sit after Hurricane Sandy on November 2, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood, of the Queens borugh of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER - 20: (bottom)  Cars sit in a parking lot on October 20, 2013, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood, of the Queens borugh of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: (top) Abandoned and flooded cars are sit after Hurricane Sandy on November 2, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood, of the Queens borugh of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER - 20: (bottom) Cars sit in a parking lot on October 20, 2013, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood, of the Queens borugh of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31:  (top) A woman looks at a damaged car, after Hurricane Sandy October 31, 2012 in the Queens borough of the Queens borough of New York City.   NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20:  (bottom)  A man walk down a steet on October 20, 2013 in the Queens borough of the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: (top) A woman looks at a damaged car, after Hurricane Sandy October 31, 2012 in the Queens borough of the Queens borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: (bottom) A man walk down a steet on October 20, 2013 in the Queens borough of the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: (top) A man walks by the remains of part of the historic boardwalk, after large parts of it were washed away during Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23:  (bottom)  A person rides a bike October 23, 2013, in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: (top) A man walks by the remains of part of the historic boardwalk, after large parts of it were washed away during Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (bottom) A person rides a bike October 23, 2013, in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 2:  (top) A man walks along the heavily damaged beach on November 2, 2012 in Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23:  (bottom)  People walk down the beach on October 23, 2013 in Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 2: (top) A man walks along the heavily damaged beach on November 2, 2012 in Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (bottom) People walk down the beach on October 23, 2013 in Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01:  (top)  A hot tub lies in a pile of debris on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. Most homes in the seaside community were inundated by the ocean surge caused by Superstorm Sandy. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17:  (bottom)  Jerry Dada looks towards where his home had been before it was damaged by Hurricane Sandy and then torn down October 17, 2013 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City.  He and his wife have been living in an RV on his property for the last year. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (top) A hot tub lies in a pile of debris on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. Most homes in the seaside community were inundated by the ocean surge caused by Superstorm Sandy. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: (bottom) Jerry Dada looks towards where his home had been before it was damaged by Hurricane Sandy and then torn down October 17, 2013 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. He and his wife have been living in an RV on his property for the last year. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29:  (top)  People walk past sandbags on a flooded street as Hurricane Sandy moves closer to the area on October 29, 2012 in the Red Hook section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23:  (bottom) People walk past a building on October 23, 2013 in the Red Hook section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: (top) People walk past sandbags on a flooded street as Hurricane Sandy moves closer to the area on October 29, 2012 in the Red Hook section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (bottom) People walk past a building on October 23, 2013 in the Red Hook section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: (top) Hugh L. Carey Tunnel sits flooded after a tidal surge caused by Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)   NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) Traffic passes from Manhattan into the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel on October 22, 2013 in New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: (top) Hugh L. Carey Tunnel sits flooded after a tidal surge caused by Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) Traffic passes from Manhattan into the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel on October 22, 2013 in New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: (top) Clean-up continues amongst piles of debris where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away on November 10, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22:  (bottom) Cars sit parked on the steet October 20, 2013, in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: (top) Clean-up continues amongst piles of debris where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away on November 10, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) Cars sit parked on the steet October 20, 2013, in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (top) Members of the Hague family try to salvage a washing machine from their flood-damaged home after Hurricane Sandy on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area in the Staten Island borough of New York City.  NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17:  (bottom)  Neighbor Frank Moszczynski watches over the Hague family home, still uninhabited almost a year after Hurricane Sandy October 17, 2013 in the Ocean Breeze area in the Staten Island borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (top) Members of the Hague family try to salvage a washing machine from their flood-damaged home after Hurricane Sandy on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area in the Staten Island borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: (bottom) Neighbor Frank Moszczynski watches over the Hague family home, still uninhabited almost a year after Hurricane Sandy October 17, 2013 in the Ocean Breeze area in the Staten Island borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: (top) Boats pushed up by Hurricane Sandy lie against residences near a marina on November 2, 2012 in the Staten Island borough of New York City.   NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17:  (bottom)  A truck sits parked near a marina on October 17, 2013 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.   (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: (top) Boats pushed up by Hurricane Sandy lie against residences near a marina on November 2, 2012 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: (bottom) A truck sits parked near a marina on October 17, 2013 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 04: (top) A gas worker marks a gas line in front of homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy on January 4, 2013 in the New Dorp area of the Staten Island borough of New York City.  NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: (bottom)  A lot sits vacant, having been cleared of a destroyed home after Hurricane Sandy October 17, 2013 in the New Dorp area of Staten Island borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 04: (top) A gas worker marks a gas line in front of homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy on January 4, 2013 in the New Dorp area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: (bottom) A lot sits vacant, having been cleared of a destroyed home after Hurricane Sandy October 17, 2013 in the New Dorp area of Staten Island borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: (top) Water floods the Plaza Shops in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)  NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22:  (bottom) The entrance to the underground Plaza Shops remains closed due to unfinished renovations almost a hear after being flooded by Hurricane Sandy October 22, 2013 in New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: (top) Water floods the Plaza Shops in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) The entrance to the underground Plaza Shops remains closed due to unfinished renovations almost a hear after being flooded by Hurricane Sandy October 22, 2013 in New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: (top) Water floods the Plaza Shops in the wake of Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) The underground Plaza Shops in lower Manhattan remain closed due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy almost a year after the storm on October 22, 2013 in New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: (top) Water floods the Plaza Shops in the wake of Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) The underground Plaza Shops in lower Manhattan remain closed due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy almost a year after the storm on October 22, 2013 in New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
AMITY HARBOR, NY - OCTOBER 31: (top) Resident Pat Lore checks out the damage caused to her home from Hurricane Sandy on the Western Concourse on October 31, 2012 in Amity Harbor, New York. AMITY HARBOR, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) The backyard of a home sits empty almost one year after sustaining damage from Superstorm Sandy on October 22, 2013 in Amity Harbor, New York. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy AMITY HARBOR, NY - OCTOBER 31: (top) Resident Pat Lore checks out the damage caused to her home from Hurricane Sandy on the Western Concourse on October 31, 2012 in Amity Harbor, New York. AMITY HARBOR, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) The backyard of a home sits empty almost one year after sustaining damage from Superstorm Sandy on October 22, 2013 in Amity Harbor, New York. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
FREEPORT, NY - NOVEMBER 02: (top) In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, boats continue to litter the landscape on Grant Street on November 2, 2012 in Freeport, New York. FREEPORT, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) A home that had sustained damage during Superstorm Sandy sits on Grant Street on October 22, 2013 in Freeport, New York. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy FREEPORT, NY - NOVEMBER 02: (top) In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, boats continue to litter the landscape on Grant Street on November 2, 2012 in Freeport, New York. FREEPORT, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) A home that had sustained damage during Superstorm Sandy sits on Grant Street on October 22, 2013 in Freeport, New York. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
LINDENHURST, NY - OCTOBER 29: (top) A lone figure makes his way down South 9th Street as high tide, rain and winds flood local streets on October 29, 2012 in Lindenhurst, New York. The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. LINDENHURST, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) A scenic view of South 9th Street as photographed almost one year following Superstorm Sandy on October 22, 2013 in Lindenhurst, New York. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy LINDENHURST, NY - OCTOBER 29: (top) A lone figure makes his way down South 9th Street as high tide, rain and winds flood local streets on October 29, 2012 in Lindenhurst, New York. The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. LINDENHURST, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) A scenic view of South 9th Street as photographed almost one year following Superstorm Sandy on October 22, 2013 in Lindenhurst, New York. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
MERRICK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (top) A boat from the Blue Water Club blocks Whaleneck Drive in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in Merrick, New York. Superstorm Sandy, which has left millions without power or water, continues to effect business and daily life throughout much of the eastern seaboard. MERRICK, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) Cars sit parked on Whaleneck Drive, which had been littered with boats after Superstorm Sandy on October 22, 2013 in Merrick, New York. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy MERRICK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (top) A boat from the Blue Water Club blocks Whaleneck Drive in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in Merrick, New York. Superstorm Sandy, which has left millions without power or water, continues to effect business and daily life throughout much of the eastern seaboard. MERRICK, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) Cars sit parked on Whaleneck Drive, which had been littered with boats after Superstorm Sandy on October 22, 2013 in Merrick, New York. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
AMITYVILLE, NY - OCTOBER 29: (top) A visitor braves the elements on a partially submerged Coles Avenue as high tide and winds flood the streets on October 29, 2012 in Amityville, New York.The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. AMITYVILLE, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) A boat floats in the water off Coles Avenue on October 22, 2013 in Amityville, New York. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy AMITYVILLE, NY - OCTOBER 29: (top) A visitor braves the elements on a partially submerged Coles Avenue as high tide and winds flood the streets on October 29, 2012 in Amityville, New York.The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. AMITYVILLE, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) A boat floats in the water off Coles Avenue on October 22, 2013 in Amityville, New York. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
LINDENHURST, NY - OCTOBER 31: (top) Residents of West Lido Boulevard take a break during cleanup operations following Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in Lindenhurst, New York. The storm has claimed many lives in the United States and has caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard. LINDENHURST, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) Cars sit parked in a driveway of a home on West Lido Boulevard October 22, 2013 in Lindenhurst, New York. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy LINDENHURST, NY - OCTOBER 31: (top) Residents of West Lido Boulevard take a break during cleanup operations following Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in Lindenhurst, New York. The storm has claimed many lives in the United States and has caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard. LINDENHURST, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) Cars sit parked in a driveway of a home on West Lido Boulevard October 22, 2013 in Lindenhurst, New York. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
LINDENHURST, NY - OCTOBER 31: (top) Gary Silberman surveys his home that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in Lindenhurst, New York, United States. LINDENHURST, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) A home on Venetian Boulevard sits still damaged by Superstorm Sandy on October 22, 2013 in Lindenhurst, New York. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy LINDENHURST, NY - OCTOBER 31: (top) Gary Silberman surveys his home that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in Lindenhurst, New York, United States. LINDENHURST, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) A home on Venetian Boulevard sits still damaged by Superstorm Sandy on October 22, 2013 in Lindenhurst, New York. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29:  (top)  Rising water caused by Superstorm Sandy rushes into a parking garage on October 29, 2012 in New York City.  NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Traffic drives past the garage (which is in use again) October 22, 2013 in New York City.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: (top) Rising water caused by Superstorm Sandy rushes into a parking garage on October 29, 2012 in New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Traffic drives past the garage (which is in use again) October 22, 2013 in New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
HIGHLANDS, NJ - NOVEMBER 1:  (top) A volunteer surveys a pile of boats, which were moved by Superstorm Sandy, on November 1, 2012 in Highlands, New Jersey.   HIGHLANDS, NJ - OCTOBER 22:  (bottom)  Boats are stored at a marina in Highlands, New Jersey October 22, 2013.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.   (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy HIGHLANDS, NJ - NOVEMBER 1: (top) A volunteer surveys a pile of boats, which were moved by Superstorm Sandy, on November 1, 2012 in Highlands, New Jersey. HIGHLANDS, NJ - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) Boats are stored at a marina in Highlands, New Jersey October 22, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
HIGHLANDS, NJ - NOVEMBER 1:  (top) Regina Yahara-Splain cleans out her home after it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in Highlands, New Jersey. HIGHLANDS, NJ - OCTOBER 22:  (bottom) Almost  one year later,  Yahara-Splain poses for a portrait in front of the same home, which she has since raised on stilts to protect it from future storms, October 22, 2013.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.   (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy HIGHLANDS, NJ - NOVEMBER 1: (top) Regina Yahara-Splain cleans out her home after it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in Highlands, New Jersey. HIGHLANDS, NJ - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) Almost one year later, Yahara-Splain poses for a portrait in front of the same home, which she has since raised on stilts to protect it from future storms, October 22, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
MONMOUTH, NJ - NOVEMBER 8: (top) The Monmouth Beach pavilion is surrounded by debris caused by Superstorm Sandy on  November 8, 2012 in Monmouth, New Jersey. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images) MONMOUTH, NJ - OCTOBER 22: (bottom)   The Monmouth Beach pavilion is shown October 22, 2013 in Monmouth, New Jersey.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy MONMOUTH, NJ - NOVEMBER 8: (top) The Monmouth Beach pavilion is surrounded by debris caused by Superstorm Sandy on November 8, 2012 in Monmouth, New Jersey. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images) MONMOUTH, NJ - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) The Monmouth Beach pavilion is shown October 22, 2013 in Monmouth, New Jersey. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
LITTLE FERRY, NJ - OCTOBER 30:  (top)   An emergency responder helps evacuate two people with a boat, after their neighborhood experienced flooding due to Superstorm Sandy October 30, 2012 in Little Ferry, New Jersey.  LITTLE FERRY, NJ - OCTOBER 22:  (bottom)  The same street is shown in Little Ferry, New Jersey October 22, 2013.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy LITTLE FERRY, NJ - OCTOBER 30: (top) An emergency responder helps evacuate two people with a boat, after their neighborhood experienced flooding due to Superstorm Sandy October 30, 2012 in Little Ferry, New Jersey. LITTLE FERRY, NJ - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) The same street is shown in Little Ferry, New Jersey October 22, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
LONG BRANCH, NJ - OCTOBER 31:  (top)   A church cross stands amid wreckage from Superstorm Sandy at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean on October 31, 2012 in Long Branch, New Jersey.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)  LONG BRANCH, NJ - OCTOBER 21:  (bottom)  The cross is shown October 21, 2013 in Long Branch, New Jersey.   Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy LONG BRANCH, NJ - OCTOBER 31: (top) A church cross stands amid wreckage from Superstorm Sandy at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean on October 31, 2012 in Long Branch, New Jersey. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) LONG BRANCH, NJ - OCTOBER 21: (bottom) The cross is shown October 21, 2013 in Long Branch, New Jersey. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - OCTOBER 31:  (top)  Homes are shown surrounded by sand and debris in Seaside Heights, New Jersey October 31, 2012. (Photo by  Mario Tama/Getty Images)     SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - OCTOBER 21: (bottom)   Homes are shown in Seaside Heights, New Jersey are shown October 21, 2013.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - OCTOBER 31: (top) Homes are shown surrounded by sand and debris in Seaside Heights, New Jersey October 31, 2012. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - OCTOBER 21: (bottom) Homes are shown in Seaside Heights, New Jersey are shown October 21, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 25: (top)  Edward "Roaddawg" Manley, a volunteer and honory firefighter with the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department, places a star on top of a Christmas tree December 25, 2012 in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom)  The same section of Breezy Point is shown October 22, 2013 in the Queens borough of New York City.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 25: (top) Edward "Roaddawg" Manley, a volunteer and honory firefighter with the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department, places a star on top of a Christmas tree December 25, 2012 in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) The same section of Breezy Point is shown October 22, 2013 in the Queens borough of New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - OCTOBER 31:  (top)  Homes are shown surrounded by sand and debris in Seaside Heights, New Jersey October 31, 2012. (Photo by  Mario Tama/Getty Images)     SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - OCTOBER 21: (bottom)   Homes are shown in Seaside Heights, New Jersey are shown October 21, 2013.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - OCTOBER 31: (top) Homes are shown surrounded by sand and debris in Seaside Heights, New Jersey October 31, 2012. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - OCTOBER 21: (bottom) Homes are shown in Seaside Heights, New Jersey are shown October 21, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
MANTOLOKING, NJ - OCTOBER 31: (top)  Homes built near a bridge sit destroyed due to Superstorm Sandy in Mantoloking, New Jersey October 31, 2012.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)   MANTOLOKING, NJ - OCTOBER 21: (bottom)  Mantoloking, New Jersey is shown in this aerial view October 21, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy MANTOLOKING, NJ - OCTOBER 31: (top) Homes built near a bridge sit destroyed due to Superstorm Sandy in Mantoloking, New Jersey October 31, 2012. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) MANTOLOKING, NJ - OCTOBER 21: (bottom) Mantoloking, New Jersey is shown in this aerial view October 21, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30:  (left) Destroyed cars float in a flooded car garage due to Superstorm Sandy October 30, 2012  in New York City.  NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER  22:  (bottom) People walk in and out of the garage on October 22, 2013 in New York, City.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.   (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: (left) Destroyed cars float in a flooded car garage due to Superstorm Sandy October 30, 2012 in New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) People walk in and out of the garage on October 22, 2013 in New York, City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: (top)  The remains of burned homes are surrounded by water due to Superstorm Sandy in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City October 31, 2012.  (Photo by Mario Tama/ Getty Images)  NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21: (bottom) Newly built homes and vacant lots are shown in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City October 21, 2013.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: (top) The remains of burned homes are surrounded by water due to Superstorm Sandy in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City October 31, 2012. (Photo by Mario Tama/ Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21: (bottom) Newly built homes and vacant lots are shown in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City October 21, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
MANTOLOKING, NJ - OCTOBER 31: (top)  Homes built near a bridge sit destroyed due to Superstorm Sandy in Mantoloking, New Jersey October 31, 2012.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)   MANTOLOKING, NJ - OCTOBER 21: (bottom)  Mantoloking, New Jersey is shown in this aerial view October 21, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy MANTOLOKING, NJ - OCTOBER 31: (top) Homes built near a bridge sit destroyed due to Superstorm Sandy in Mantoloking, New Jersey October 31, 2012. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) MANTOLOKING, NJ - OCTOBER 21: (bottom) Mantoloking, New Jersey is shown in this aerial view October 21, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - OCTOBER 31: (top)  The boardwalk and amusement park in Seaside Heights, New Jersey is shown destroyed by Superstorm Sandy on October 31, 2012. (Photo by  Mario Tama/Getty Images)     SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - OCTOBER 21: (bottom)   The boardwalk and amusement park in Seaside Heights, New Jersey is shown October 21, 2013.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - OCTOBER 31: (top) The boardwalk and amusement park in Seaside Heights, New Jersey is shown destroyed by Superstorm Sandy on October 31, 2012. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - OCTOBER 21: (bottom) The boardwalk and amusement park in Seaside Heights, New Jersey is shown October 21, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29:  (top)  Rising water caused by Superstorm Sandy rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously known as the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) October 29, 2012 in New York City.  NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22:  (bottom)  Cars use the Carey Tunnel October 22, 2013 in New York City.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: (top) Rising water caused by Superstorm Sandy rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously known as the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) October 29, 2012 in New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) Cars use the Carey Tunnel October 22, 2013 in New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
LITTLE FERRY, NJ - OCTOBER 30: (top)  An emergency responder helps evacuate two people with a boat, after their neighborhood experienced flooding due to Superstorm Sandy October 30, 2012 in Little Ferry, New Jersey.  LITTLE FERRY, NJ - OCTOBER 23: (bottom) The same home in Little Ferry, NJ is shown October 22, 2013.  (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy LITTLE FERRY, NJ - OCTOBER 30: (top) An emergency responder helps evacuate two people with a boat, after their neighborhood experienced flooding due to Superstorm Sandy October 30, 2012 in Little Ferry, New Jersey. LITTLE FERRY, NJ - OCTOBER 23: (bottom) The same home in Little Ferry, NJ is shown October 22, 2013. (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29:  (top)  Rising water caused by Superstorm Sandy rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously known as the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) October 29, 2012 in New York City.  NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22:  (bottom)  Cars use the Carey Tunnel October 22, 2013 in New York City.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: (top) Rising water caused by Superstorm Sandy rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously known as the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) October 29, 2012 in New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) Cars use the Carey Tunnel October 22, 2013 in New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: (top)  The remains of burned homes are surrounded by water due to Superstorm Sandy in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City October 31, 2012.  (Photo by Mario Tama/ Getty Images)  NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21: (bottom) Newly built homes and vacant lots are shown in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City October 21, 2013.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: (top) The remains of burned homes are surrounded by water due to Superstorm Sandy in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City October 31, 2012. (Photo by Mario Tama/ Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21: (bottom) Newly built homes and vacant lots are shown in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City October 21, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
LITTLE FERRY, NJ - OCTOBER 30: (top) A man walks through a flooded street after Superstorm Sandy October 30, 2012, in Little Ferry, New Jersey. LITTLE FERRY, NJ - OCTOBER 22: (bottom)  October 22, 2013.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy LITTLE FERRY, NJ - OCTOBER 30: (top) A man walks through a flooded street after Superstorm Sandy October 30, 2012, in Little Ferry, New Jersey. LITTLE FERRY, NJ - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) October 22, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
LITTLE FERRY, NJ - OCTOBER 30:  (top) A man walks through a flooded street after Superstorm Sandy, on October 30, 2012, in Little Ferry, New Jersey.  LITTLE FERRY, NJ - OCTOBER 22:  (bottom)  The same house is shown in Little Ferry, New Jersey October 22, 2013.   Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy LITTLE FERRY, NJ - OCTOBER 30: (top) A man walks through a flooded street after Superstorm Sandy, on October 30, 2012, in Little Ferry, New Jersey. LITTLE FERRY, NJ - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) The same house is shown in Little Ferry, New Jersey October 22, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
LONG BEACH, NY - OCTOBER 31:  (top) Fire fighters walk the streets of Long beach, which experienced heavy flooding and dune erosion due to Hurricane Sand October 31, 2012 in Long Beach, New York.  LONG BEACH, NY - OCTOBER 22:  (bottom)   A  man crosses the street in Long Beach, New York Octobter 22, 2013.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy LONG BEACH, NY - OCTOBER 31: (top) Fire fighters walk the streets of Long beach, which experienced heavy flooding and dune erosion due to Hurricane Sand October 31, 2012 in Long Beach, New York. LONG BEACH, NY - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) A man crosses the street in Long Beach, New York Octobter 22, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - OCTOBER 31: (top)  The boardwalk and amusement park in Seaside Heights, New Jersey is shown destroyed by Superstorm Sandy on October 31, 2012. (Photo by  Mario Tama/Getty Images)     SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - OCTOBER 21: (bottom)   The boardwalk and amusement park in Seaside Heights, New Jersey is shown October 21, 2013.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - OCTOBER 31: (top) The boardwalk and amusement park in Seaside Heights, New Jersey is shown destroyed by Superstorm Sandy on October 31, 2012. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - OCTOBER 21: (bottom) The boardwalk and amusement park in Seaside Heights, New Jersey is shown October 21, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
UNION BEACH, NJ - NOVEMBER 21: (top) The iconic Princess Cottage, built in 1855, remains standing after being ravaged by flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy November 21, 2012 in Union Beach, New Jersey.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) UNION BEACH, NJ - OCTOBER 22:  (bottom)  The spot was the Princess Cottage used to be is shown October 22, 2013 in Union Beach, New Jersey.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy UNION BEACH, NJ - NOVEMBER 21: (top) The iconic Princess Cottage, built in 1855, remains standing after being ravaged by flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy November 21, 2012 in Union Beach, New Jersey. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) UNION BEACH, NJ - OCTOBER 22: (bottom) The spot was the Princess Cottage used to be is shown October 22, 2013 in Union Beach, New Jersey. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (top)  Rising water caused by Superstorm Sandy rushes onto the pathway at Battery Park on October 29, 2012 in New York City.   NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (bottom)  Tourists walk along the pathway in Battery Park October 23, 2013 in New York City.  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.  (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (top) Rising water caused by Superstorm Sandy rushes onto the pathway at Battery Park on October 29, 2012 in New York City. NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (bottom) Tourists walk along the pathway in Battery Park October 23, 2013 in New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27:  (Bottom) Life along Avenue C in the East Village neighborhood has mostly recovered since Hurricane Sandy flooded the area nearly one year ago, on October 27, 2013 in New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall last year on October 29th near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by Christos Pathiakis/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27: (Bottom) Life along Avenue C in the East Village neighborhood has mostly recovered since Hurricane Sandy flooded the area nearly one year ago, on October 27, 2013 in New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall last year on October 29th near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by Christos Pathiakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: (Top) A general view of submerged cars on Ave. C and 7th st, after severe flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, on October 29, 2012 in Manhattan, New York. (Photo by Christos Pathiakis/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27:  (Bottom) Life along Avenue C in the East Village neighborhood has mostly recovered since Hurricane Sandy flooded the area nearly one year ago, on October 27, 2013 in New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall last year on October 29th near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by Christos Pathiakis/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: (Top) A general view of submerged cars on Ave. C and 7th st, after severe flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, on October 29, 2012 in Manhattan, New York. (Photo by Christos Pathiakis/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27: (Bottom) Life along Avenue C in the East Village neighborhood has mostly recovered since Hurricane Sandy flooded the area nearly one year ago, on October 27, 2013 in New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall last year on October 29th near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by Christos Pathiakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: (Top) A general view of submerged cars on Ave. C and 7th st, after severe flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, on October 29, 2012 in Manhattan, New York. (Photo by Christos Pathiakis/Getty Images) 

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27:  (Bottom) Life along Avenue C in the East Village neighborhood has mostly recovered since Hurricane Sandy flooded the area nearly one year ago, on October 27, 2013 in New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall last year on October 29th near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by Christos Pathiakis/Getty Images)
Then And Now: Recovery After Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: (Top) A general view of submerged cars on Ave. C and 7th st, after severe flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, on October 29, 2012 in Manhattan, New York. (Photo by Christos Pathiakis/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27: (Bottom) Life along Avenue C in the East Village neighborhood has mostly recovered since Hurricane Sandy flooded the area nearly one year ago, on October 27, 2013 in New York City. Hurricane Sandy made landfall last year on October 29th near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photo by Christos Pathiakis/Getty Images)
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