Superstorm Sandy Image: NOAA

The destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy left many without their homes, employment and basic amenities. Representative photos shown were taken along the south shore of Long Island and the eastern shore of NJ where many homes, businesses , industries and transportation systems were flooded , destroyed or burned to the ground.

During Superstorm Sandy's aftermath, communities banned together to assist in the recovery from the widespread damage. The Metropolitan Storm Surge Working Group promotes cost-effective and environmentally safe solutions to avoid future damages related to loss of life and property from extreme weather events, such as hurricanes and winter nor'easters.