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Sandy aftermath

David Mccue stands near the roof to his beach house that was completely demolished by Superstorm Sandy on November 25, 2012 in Ortley Beach, New Jersey. New Jersey Gov. Christie estimated that Superstorm Sandy cost New Jersey $29.4 billion in damage and economic losses. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sandy: Road to recovery

Sandy, a massive storm described by forecasters as one of the

largest to ever hit the United States, thrashed the East Coast, flooding towns and leaving millions without power.