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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Scenes from Hurricane Sandy, one year later

Top: Frank Burfeind displays a photo album salvaged from a flood-damaged home on Nov. 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. Most homes in the seaside community were inundated by the ocean surge caused by superstorm Sandy. Bottom: A memorial stands near where Ocean Breeze residents Ella Norris, 89, and James Rossi Jr. (85), died in Hurricane Sandy floodwaters on Oct. 17, 2013 in the Ocean Breeze neighborhood of Staten Island. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Oct. 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Photos by John Moore/Getty Images)