Sandy devastates New Jersey

Residents of a flood-wrecked home in Point Pleasant Beach N.J. offer encouragement to fellow victims of Superstorm Sandy on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in this message scrawled on the bottom of a waterlogged mattress. A new storm, this one a nor'easter, was due to hit the shore Wednesday, raising fears of renewed damage and flooding. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

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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.

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