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Hurricane Sandy: One Week After Landfall

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A week ago today, superstorm Sandy powered ashore, making landfall in the U.S. and wreaking havoc across the northeast. Damage estimates now reach as high as $50 billion, which would make Sandy the second-costliest Atlantic hurricane in history. At least 113 lives were lost across 10 states, and more than 1 million people are still without power across New York and New Jersey. Where the damage was worst, aid workers, National Guardsmen, soldiers, and groups of civilian volunteers arrived, bringing supplies, beginning cleanup, providing what was needed -- in many cases, neighbor helping neighbor. Collected here are images of Sandy recovery from just the past weekend, showing what has been accomplished so far and the massive amount of work that remains to be done. See also the earlier entry: Hurricane Sandy: After Landfall. [47 photos]

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A police helicopter hovers as it drops supplies for residents in the Staten Island Borough of New York, on November 3, 2012 in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Northeast residents lucky enough to have a roof after Hurricane Sandy struck now face a new problem: a heating oil shortage and widespread power outages mean some homes may go cold as the weather turns wintry. (Reuters/Keith Bedford)
A police helicopter hovers as it drops supplies for residents in the Staten Island Borough of New York, on November 3, 2012 in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Northeast residents lucky enough to have a roof after Hurricane Sandy struck now face a new problem: a heating oil shortage and widespread power outages mean some homes may go cold as the weather turns wintry. (Reuters/Keith Bedford)
Young residents stay warm near a fire in their storm affected neighborhood in Staten Island, on November 4, 2012. A housing crisis loomed in New York City as victims of superstorm Sandy struggled on Sunday without heat in near-freezing temperatures, and officials fretted displaced residents would not be able to vote in Tuesday's presidential election. (Reuters/Adrees Latif) #
Hauling sand after Hurricane Sandy, Coney Island, Brooklyn. Original here. (CC BY Timothy Krause) #
Eddie Liu uses a broom to clean up mud and water from extensive flooding in a laundromat due to superstorm Sandy in Coney Island, on November 2, 2012. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
Marines and sailors work to repair a pier in Hobobken, New Jersey, on November 3. (USMC/Cpl. Bryan Nygaard) #
A roadside sign warns looters as residents continue to clean up after Hurricane Sandy in Nejecho Beach, New Jersey, on November 4, 2012. (Reuters/Steve Nesius) #
Dominic Dipietco, a specialist with the Maryland Urban Search and Rescue Task Force, with search dog Jed, aboard a U.S. Army CH-47 helicopter assigned to the Georgia Army National Guard on a flight from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, to Staten Island, New York, to conduct house-to-house searches, on November 3, 2012. (USAF/Tech. Sgt. Parker Gyokeres) #
A home damaged by Hurricane Sandy is seen in Mantoloking, New Jersey, on November 2, 2012. (Reuters/New Jersey Governor's Office/Tim Larsen) #
The high-water mark is visible on the walls behind a worker, as he scrapes up mud and tiles from flood-damaged Saint Rose High School in Belmar, New Jersey, on November 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) #
Blackout conditions in Hoboken, New Jersey, on November 2, 2012. Original here. (CC BY Alec Perkins) #
A flyer posted for a missing parrot in Coney Island, after Hurricane Sandy. Original here. (CC BY Timothy Krause) #
A street lined with water-damaged debris in Staten Island. Original here. (CC BY ND John de Guzman) #
The South Ferry subway station in lower Manhattan was damaged by seawater flooding during Hurricane Sandy. Crews are working to restore the station by pumping out the seawater. (MTA New York City Transit/Leonard Wiggins) #
New York City Transit employees use a pump train, to remove water from the Cranberry Street Tunnel, which carries the A and C trains between Brooklyn and Manhattan underneath the East River. (MTA New York City Transit/Leonard Wiggins) #
A man sits in darkness as he attends the first mass since superstorm Sandy at St. Camillus in the Rockaways area of Queens, on November 4, 2012. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
The half of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge attached to Brooklyn is lit while the half attached to Staten Island is dark, in New York, on November 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) #
Inside a storm-damaged Shoprite grocery store in Hoboken, New Jersey, on November 2, 2012. Original here. (CC BY Alec Perkins) #
New York Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Moade from the 174th Attack Wing, out of Syracuse, New York, leads other members of the 174th as well as members of the New York Army Guard from Newburg in taking water and cases of food to local residents in Staten Island, on November 2, 2012. (New York Air National Guard/Tech. Sgt. Jeremy M. Call) #
Cpl. Smith Thenor, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a combat engineer with a detachment of 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, organizes hoses to pump water out of the basement of an apartment building in Far Rockaway, New York, on November 4. The detatchment of Marines from 8th ESB volunteered to help aid the victims of the cities that were effected by Hurricane Sandy. (USMC/Cpl. Caleb Gomez) #
Paul Stetson, a logistics specialist with the 99th Regional Support Command, inspects a hose before connecting it to an improvised cage filter, on November 4 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Stetson and his team constructed 20 filters from shopping carts donated by the Fort Dix Commissary. The filters and pumps will help remove water from flooded roadways and subways as a result of Hurricane Sandy. #
A workman repairs damage to the steeple of the First United Methodist Church in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in Port Jefferson, New York, on November 4, 2012. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) #
Aerial photo of storm-damaged Fun Town Pier amusement park, on the New Jersey shore. (USFWS/Greg Thompson) #
A young girl picks a toy at the municipal center which has been serving as an emergency provisions distribution center in Union Beach, New Jersey, on November 2, 2012. Over 200 homes in a town of only 6,200 residents were destroyed by the storm. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) #
A woman looks at messages about Hurricane Sandy that are posted in the window of a Fishs Eddy housewares store in New York, on November 2, 2012. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images) #
Dr Rosanna Troia breaks down in tears while helping clean out her mother's home in the Midland Beach neighborhood of Staten Island, on November 3, 2012. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) #
Department of Sanitation trucks work to clean up destroyed sections of boardwalk ripped apart by superstorm Sandy along Shore Front Parkway in the Rockaways area of Queens, on November 4, 2012. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
A woman sifts through her mother's storm-damaged home for items to save in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens, on November 4, 2012. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images) #
A message reading "Working Bathroom. Not the cleanest. How bad do you need it?", left on flooded belongings outside a house hit by hurricane Sandy in Staten Island, on November 3, 2012. (Reuters/Adrees Latif) #
People salvage food from bags thrown out of a flooded store in Coney Island, on November 4, 2012. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
A message of support for the New York Department of Sanitation is painted on the side of a stranded boat on Cross Bay Boulevard in Queens, on November 4, 2012. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
Mac Abrotsky uses his gas stove to heat his 5th floor apartment in a high-rise apartment building that remained devoid of power, heat, and water in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of New York, on November 2, 2012. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
A child makes shadow puppets with head lamps while volunteers go door to door in the Meltzer Towers Housing Project giving out food and water to elderly and disabled residents, on November 2, 2012 in New York City. The electricity, heat and water are out in all New York public housing buildings. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images) #
A man walks along the beach in the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood, in Queens where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away, on November 2, 2012. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #
Hurricane Sandy clean-up on Staten Island, part of the NYC #Volunteerathon. Original here. (CC BY Paul Soulellis) #
A member of the Fire Department confronts a boy who was taking copper piping from a neighbor's home in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens, on November 4, 2012. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images) #
The scene at Occupy Wall Street's Hurricane Sandy relief drop off center at St. Jacobi's church in Sunset Park Brooklyn, on the evening of November 1, 2012. Volunteers prepared food and water supplies for flood devastated Rockaway and Staten island amid a steady stream of donors. Original here. (CC BY Flickr user Sunset Parkerpix) #
Kathy Lahey sifts through her damaged home for items to save in Breezy Point, Queens, on November 4, 2012. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images) #
Ed Banek of Hackensack distributes hot soup to Amanda Leo, 10, and Megan Jeffers of Clifton in one of the Hurricane Sandy damaged neighborhoods in Little Ferry, New Jersey, on November 3, 2012. (Reuters/New Jersey Governor's Office/Tim Larsen) #
A woman passes a group of National Guardsmen as they march up 1st Avenue towards the 69th Regiment Armory, on November 3, 2012, in New York. National Guardsmen remain in Manhattan as the city begins to move towards normalcy following Superstorm Sandy earlier in the week. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) #
A block of high-rise apartment buildings that remain devoid of power, heat, and water stand in front of other buildings that have their utilities intact in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of New York, on November 2, 2012. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
Ventilation pipes pile into a building in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, as cleanup from damages caused by Superstorm Sandy continue, on November 5, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo) #
People in cars and on foot line up for free gasoline in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, on November 3, 2012. Trucks provided by the U.S. Department of Defense at the direction of President Barack Obama at this site and others were deployed in coordination with the New York National Guard at the direction of the governor. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) #
A member of the National Guard hands out free sandwiches to people waiting in line for gas at the Armory in the Midland Beach neighborhood of Staten Island, on November 3, 2012. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) #
Mark Baronowski shovels sand from the living room of a beachfront house in Bay Head, New Jersey, on November 4, 2012. (Reuters/Tom Mihalek) #
A sign lies on top of debris in a neighborhood affected by Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island, on November 4, 2012. (Reuters/Adrees Latif) #
Muddy boots on volunteers, after Sandy clean-up on Staten Island, part of the NYC #Volunteerathon. Original here. (CC BY Paul Soulellis) #
Members of the US Air Force National Guard patrol the Midland Beach neighborhood of Staten Island, looking for those in need of food, water or clothing, on November 3, 2012 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) #

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