Superstorm Sandy: Before and after

  • A playground slide stands surrounded by the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy in Bellport New York REUTERS

  • A playground slide that was photographed almost one year ago being flooded by the storm surge of Superstorm Sandy stands in Bellport New York REUTERS

  • A truck drives through storm surge flooding of a road during Hurricane Sandy in Southampton New York REUTERS

  • A truck turns on a road that was photographed being flooded by waves a year ago during Hurricane Sandy in Southampton New York REUTERS

  • Storm surge raised by Superstorm Sandy surrounds a house in Southampton New York REUTERS

  • A home that had been photographed inundated by floodwaters almost a year ago during Hurricane Sandy stands in Southampton New York REUTERS

  • Storm surge pushed up by Superstorm Sandy floods homes in Hampton Bays New York REUTERS

  • Repairs are made to homes photographed being flooded almost one year ago by Hurricane Sandy in Hampton Bays New York REUTERS

  • A man walks away from a building that has been surrounded by the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy in Bellport New York REUTERS

  • A swan eats on ground that was photographed almost one year ago as it was inundated by the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy in Bellport, New York REUTERS

  • a home stands surrounded by the storm surge of Superstorm Sandy in Bellport, New York REUTERS

  • Sprinklers water a lawn that had been photographed as it was flooded by the storm surge of Superstorm Sandy in Bellport New York REUTERS

  • A church stands above a flooded street during a storm surge raised by Superstorm Sandy in the New Dorp Beach neighborhood of the Staten Island borough of New York REUTERS

  • A church stands above a street that had been flooded by Superstorm Sandy almost a year ago in the New Dorp Beach neighborhood of the Staten Island borough of New York REUTERS

  • A Corvette and truck flooded by the storm surge of Superstorm Sandy stand in a driveway in Lindenhurst New York REUTERS

  • A street stands empty almost a year after being photographed flooded by the storm surge of Superstorm Sandy in Lindenhurst New York REUTERS

  • The Neukom family home stands alone after having neighboring homes destroyed by the storm surge of Superstorm Sandy in the town of Mantoloking New Jersey REUTERS

  • The Neukom family home stands repaired after almost a year since it was photographed damaged by the storm surge of Superstorm Sandy in the town of Mantoloking New Jersey REUTERS