Tuesday marks one year since Hurricane Sandy took her wrath out on Long Beach, causing an estimated $200 million in damages to city property, including the water and sewage systems and the 2.2-mile boardwalk, and substantially damaging hundreds of homes and business across the barrier island, leaving many residents displaced to this day.
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Patch photographers have been there every step of the way the past twelve months, from the hours before the storm barreled through the barrier island, to the immediate aftermath when sections of the boardwalk were spotted several blocks from the beach, to the days when cherished belongings of homeowners became refuse piled along streets, to today as new homes are on the rise, businesses are reopening, and cyclists, runners and walkers enjoy the newly developed Brazilian hardwood boardwalk.
Check out Patch’s photo gallery of Sandy before and after scenes in the city. Click on an image to enlarge and to activate the photo stream.
Photos by Joseph Kellard