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Residents of New Jersey take part in a "Light The Shore" event on the one year anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Residents of New Jersey take part in a "Light The Shore" event on the one year anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Heights, New Jersey October 29, 2013. A year after Superstorm Sandy inundated the East Coast with record flooding that left 159 people dead, residents of hard-hit New Jersey and New York shore communities still have a ways to go in rebuilding damaged homes. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ANNIVERSARY)

Light Up New Jersey ceremony

Victims of Superstorm Sandy returned the waterfront where their neighbors and loved ones were killed a year ago Tuesday, honoring the dead while many are still struggling to rebuild their damaged homes.



The former Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the U.S. East Coast on the night of October 29, 2012, killing 158 people in the United States as surging seawater inundated low-lying areas, mostly in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.



As the sun set on Tuesday, people in New Jersey shore cities from Ocean City to Jersey City gathered along the coast with flashlights in an event, called "Light Up New Jersey." (Reuters)