Published On: Oct 28 2013 10:58:03 AM CDTUpdated On: Oct 31 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT
Here's a look at the areas devastated by the megastorm one year later:
Homes sit under construction on Oct. 21, 2013, in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City one year after being destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
Joe Herrnkind stands next to his fence at his home on Oct. 29, 2013, in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. He and other Ocean Breeze residents are waiting for the state of New York to buy their land as part of an aid package to their low-lying area, which was devastated a year ago in Superstorm Sandy.
U.S. flag flies as new homes are constructed in an area that was heavily damaged by fire in Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 22 in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, many residents of the Rockaways and neighboring Breezy Point are reflecting on the progress made over the past year while acknowledging the problems still evident.
A home damaged by Superstorm Sandy is seen painted with a U.S. flag mural at its entrance in the borough of Staten Island in New York.
Resident Pat Lore checks out the damage caused to her home from Hurricane Sandy on the Western Concourse on Oct. 31, 2012, in Amity Harbor, New York.
The backyard of a home sits empty almost one year after sustaining damage from Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 22, 2013, in Amity Harbor, New York.