Superstorm Sandy: Rebuilding 1 Year Later

Special coverage of the devastating storm's after-effects, one year later.
1:46 | 10/29/13

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Hurricane, super storm, or nightmare, whatever you call it, sandy was a storm for the ages as the recovery work continues, abc's david muir takes a look at sandy by the numbers. Reporter: October 29th, 2012, super storm sandy makes its final turn slamming into the southern tip of new jersey packing wind gusts of nearly 90 miles an hour. Roars up the new jersey coast damaging 72,000 homes and businesses washing away up to 40 feet of beach line as it moves. In new york severe flooding ignites electrical fires, destroying 120 homes. The storm surge in new york harbor measured at 14 feet, shatters record. Streets. Tunnels and subway system in lower manhattan disappear beneath the frigid wall of walter. Up to 250,000 cars are destroyed. A seven block area of midtown manhattan evacuates as a crane is 90 stories up. 2 million households plunge into darkness. It is not until the following morning that the scope of sandy's destruction becomes tragically clear. Second only to hurricane katrina, sandy is one of the most expensive storms in u.S. History and one of its most deadly. The power does return and the rebuilding begins. Televised relief efforts. Star-studded concerts, raised $90 million for victims. In january of this year the senate passes and president obama signs the $50.5 billion sandy aid bill. Now, one year later, thousand of families are still recovering from the devastation but it is their faith and resilience that prove they're truly stronger

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