Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the coasts of New York and New Jersey when it made landfall on Oct. 29, 2012, with neighborhoods of New York City like the Rockaways, Breezy Point and Belle Harbor taking much of the brunt of the worst natural disaster in the city's history.
Three years later, signs of recovery are all around. In Breezy Point, where 355 homes were lost to flooding or fire, almost 300 homes have been rebuilt. "Every day, it's getting a little bit better," says Arthur Lighthall, general manager of the Breezy Point Cooperative.
Rebuilding is still taking place, for instance along the Rockaway Beach boardwalk, and includes walls to provide better protection against the surf.
Below, the work in the region has been chronicled in images.
Text from the AP news story, AP PHOTOS: Recovery, Rebuilding 3 Years After Sandy.
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