Coming to Grips With Sandy

Long Island remodelers took a direct hit from Hurricane Sandy. Now theyíre in the front lines of the recovery

Mantoloking, N.J., on Nov. 5. This house was destroyed by the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy. Cleanup continues, but residents are not allowed over to the barrier islands until conditions are safe.

Rockaway Beach resident Dottie Crowley talks with a FEMA worker on Nov. 19, as FEMA went door to door in areas hit by Sandy’s surge.

As part of the FEMA STEP (Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power) Program, a Long Island–licensed electrician installs baseboard heat in a house in Long Beach, N.Y., so that residents can use their home as shelter during repair and reconstruction.

Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, on Oct. 30.

Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast.

Aviators of the 1-150th Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, search for stranded New Jersey residents following Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30.

A fly-over of New York City, on Nov. 9, reveals damage to shoreline property caused by Hurricane Sandy.

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