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This aerial photo shows a collapsed house along the central Jersey Shore coast on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, over New Jersey. New Jersey got the brunt of Sandy, which made landfall in the state and killed at least six people. More than 2 million customers were without power as of Wednesday afternoon, down from a peak of 2.7 million. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Sandy devastates New Jersey

In the wake of Sandy, hard-hit New Jersey faces an uphill battle to rebuild. Many cities face complete devastation: Hoboken is heavily flooded, with thousands trapped in their homes; in the shore town of Mantoloking, natural gas leaks rekindled fires that broke out after the storm. Shore towns in particular bore the brunt of the storm’s fury.