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A combination photo shows a man standing next to a damaged vehicle while looking at flood damaged property thrown into the streets and a recent view of the same street in the New Dorp Beach neighborhood of the Staten Island

A combination photo shows a man standing next to a damaged vehicle while looking at flood damaged property thrown into the streets on November 1, 2012 (top) and a recent view of the same street in the New Dorp Beach neighborhood of the Staten Island borough of New York on October 22, 2013 (bottom). The historic superstorm killed at least 159 people and damaged more than 650,000 homes when it made landfall on October 29, 2012, devastating parts of New York, New Jersey and several other states. TO MATCH ONE YEAR HURRICANE SANDY ANNIVERSARY BEFORE AFTER PACKAGE. Picture 23B. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANNIVERSARY DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

Hurricane Sandy: Before and After

One year after the 'superstorm' Sandy devastated parts of the eastern United States, communities are continuing the slow process of recovery and residents are rebuilding their lives. These photos show how the neighbourhoods hit hardest have changed after a year.