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Photos: Hurricane Sandy then and now

Published 2:53 PM ET, Sun October 27, 2013
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The boardwalk and amusement park in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy on October 31, 2012. Click through to see how some of the places hit hard by Sandy have changed over the past year. Mario Tama/Getty Images
Cranes are part of the repair effort on the boardwalk and amusement park in Seaside Heights on October 21. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
People walk past sandbags on a flooded street in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, New York, as Hurricane Sandy moves closer to the area on October 29, 2012. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
The sidewalk is dry in front of the same building in Red Hook on October 23. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Rising water caused by Superstorm Sandy rushes into the Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn-Battery) Tunnel in New York City on October 29, 2012. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
Cars use the tunnel on October 22. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
A fire burns near destroyed homes and businesses in the Rockaway section of Queens, New York, on October 30, 2012. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Two people walk past the same now-empty lot on October 23, 2013. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Homes in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, are surrounded by sand and debris on October 31, 2012. Mario Tama/Getty Images
Homes in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, are shown October 21. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
The Princess Cottage, built in 1855, is barely standing on November 21, 2012, in Union Beach, New Jersey. Mario Tama/Getty Images
The spot where the cottage once stood is empty on October 22. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
A volunteer surveys boats piled up by Superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in Highlands, New Jersey. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
Boats are neatly stored at a marina in Highlands, New Jersey, on October 22. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
The Monmouth Beach pavilion in Monmouth, New Jersey, is surrounded by debris on November 8, 2012. Getty Images
A cleaned-up Monmouth Beach pavilion is seen on October 22. Getty Images
Rising water rushes into a parking garage on October 29, 2012 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
Traffic drives past the same garage, which is in use again, on October 22. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
The Hugh L. Carey (Brooklyn-Battery) Tunnel in New York City sits flooded after a tidal surge on October 30, 2012. Allison Joyce/Getty Images
Traffic passes from Manhattan into the tunnel on October 22, 2013. John Moore/Getty Images
The foundations are all that remain of the historic Rockaway boardwalk in the Rockaway neighborhood in Queens, New York, on October 31, 2012. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Two people walk along the beach where the boardwalk once stood on October 20 in Rockaway. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
A man walks through a flooded street on October 30, 2012, in Little Ferry, New Jersey. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
The same street in Little Ferry, New Jersey, is dry and peaceful on October 22. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
Debris and destroyed homes line a street in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens, New York, on October 30, 2012. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
New homes are under construction in Breezy Point on October 23. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Abandoned and flooded cars are scattered in the Rockaway neighborhood of Queens on November 2, 2012. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Cars are neatly parked in Rockaway on October 20. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
A man walks along the heavily damaged Rockaway beach on November 2, 2012. Getty Images
People walk down the Rockaway beach on October 23. Getty Images
Members of the Hague family try to salvage a washing machine from their flood-damaged home on November 1, 2012, in the Ocean Breeze area of Staten Island, New York. John Moore/Getty Images
Neighbor Frank Moszczynski watches over the Hague family home, still uninhabited almost a year after Hurricane Sandy, on October 17 in Ocean Breeze. John Moore/Getty Images
Water floods the Plaza Shops in New York City on October 30, 2012. John Moore/Getty Images
The entrance to the underground Plaza Shops remains closed on October 22 due to unfinished renovations. John Moore/Getty Images
A church cross stands at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean in Long Branch, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
The cross is still there, but the debris is gone, on October 21. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
A person walks down South 9th Street in Lindenhurst, New York, as high tide, rain and winds flood area streets on October 29, 2012. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
South 9th Street is dry and calm on October 22. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
A boat from the Blue Water Club blocks Whaleneck Drive in Merrick, New York, on November 1, 2012. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Whaleneck Drive is back to normal on October 22. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Residents of West Lido Boulevard take a break from cleaning up on October 31, 2012, in Lindenhurst, New York. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Cars sit parked in a driveway on West Lido Boulevard on October 22. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
The remains of burned homes are surrounded by water in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens on October 31, 2012. Mario Tama/Getty Image
New homes are going up among vacant lots in Breezy Point on October 21. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
An emergency worker uses a boat to help two people evacuate after their neighborhood was flooded on October 30, 2012, in Little Ferry, New Jersey. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
The same Little Ferry, New Jersey, street is dry on October 22. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
Gary Silberman surveys his destroyed home on October 31, 2012, in Lindenhurst, New York, Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
The house remains standing, but unrepaired, on October 22. Getty Images
Homes built near a bridge sit destroyed in Mantoloking, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. Mario Tama/Getty Images
On October 21, the road is repaired, but some of the homes are gone. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
A man walks through a flooded street on October 30, 2012, in Little Ferry, New Jersey. Andrew Burton/Getty Images
The street is dry and the landscaping in good shape on October 22. Andrew Burton/Getty Images