Superstorm Sandy

Charles Lane / WSHU

Five years later, homeowners on the East Coast are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. Even those with insurance are still struggling to get money to rebuild. That’s because thousands of them were systemically underpaid by their insurance companies. 

Matthew Schuerman / WNYC

Everything looked fine from the outside when Fran Adelson returned to her house the morning after Sandy hit in October 2012. Then she opened the front door.

Jason DeCrow / AP

Anthony Eramo hunkered down in his Long Beach home with his two children during Superstorm Sandy. Like many of his neighbors, he didn’t evacuate. They weathered the storm during the first high tide. But in the evening the second high tide brought a surge of water. 

Mark Lennihan / AP

Five years after Superstorm Sandy, a new poll finds that Long Island residents say the possibility of another destructive storm does not make the Island a less desirable place to live.

AP Photo/Frank Eltman

Five years ago this Sunday, Hurricane Sandy began to form off the coast of Jamaica. Within a week the hurricane evolved into a deadly and destructive superstorm. In the U.S. alone, it left 157 people dead and caused more than $71 billion in damage.  

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