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Sandy One Year Later

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Sandy Victims Attack Aid Distribution [AUDIO]

Nearly 15 months since Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey, and a year since Congress approved a multibillion dollar aid package, a number of Garden-Staters still have no real place to call home.

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Home damaged by Superstorm Sandy in Point Pleasant
Home damaged by Superstorm Sandy in Point Pleasant (Dennis Malloy, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Why the Delay in Sandy Housing Aid? [POLL/AUDIO]

New Jersey has distributed just over one-third of the federal dollars aimed at housing assistance after Superstorm Sandy.

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Atlantic City casinos
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AC Casinos See Sandy-Fueled Revenue Increase

Year-over-year revenues at Atlantic City's 12 casinos spiked by 3.6 percent in October, but that's mainly due to the fact that Superstorm Sandy forced the casinos to shut down a year ago.

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Flag left atop the Slingshot at Funtown Pier by Christopher Angelo after a climb. (Jersey Shore Hurricane News via Facebook)
Flag left atop the Slingshot at Funtown Pier by Christopher Angelo after a climb. (Jersey Shore Hurricane News via Facebook)
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Man Climbs Seaside Heights Ride Again

As crowds gathered for Light Up New Jersey to commemorate the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, one man decided to "climb up New Jersey."

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Light Up New Jersey in Point Pleasant
Light Up New Jersey in Point Pleasant (RCAP/ Remote Control Aerial Photography. Used with permission)
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Residents Light Up NJ One Year After Sandy

A year after Sandy plunged the state into darkness; New Jerseyans commemorated the anniversary of the storm by illuminating the night.

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Remembering Sandy’s Miracle Survival Story

A year ago today, Superstorm Sandy devastated Ocean County. Three days later, we came across this haunting and heartbreaking "goodbye" note:

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Governor Christie with Jianna & Jennalee at the Seaside Park firehouse where their dad is a firefighter.
Governor Christie with Jianna & Jennalee at the Seaside Park firehouse where their dad is a firefighter. (@GovChristie via Twitter)
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Governor Christie Leads Sandy Commemorations

Governor Chris Christie is leading New Jersey's commemorations of the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy by traveling around the state visiting volunteer service projects.

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Governor Christie and President Obama visit with Sandy victims
Governor Christie and President Obama visit with Sandy victims (Governor's Office/Tim Larson)
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Obama Pays Tribute To Those Who Died In Sandy

President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the Americans who died during Superstorm Sandy when it made landfall one year ago.

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Obama Observes Superstorm Anniversary

President Barack Obama adds his voice to the tens of thousands that are being heard nationwide and neighbor-to-neighbor, a year to the day of the worst storm to hit the East Coast in U.S. history.

Acknowledging efforts to reduce bureaucracy and speed relief response, the President avoided referencing the ongoing struggles victims face with FEMA paperwork, the onerous cost of meeting new home height requirement standards, obstacles posed by the National Flood Insurance Program, bitter battles with private insurors, the lack of a supply chain that triggered shortages of gasoline and food, or the thousands of families who are still borrowing living space because their homes are still in ruins

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Anthony Quintano, flickr
Anthony Quintano, flickr
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What I’ve Learned One Year Later

 

Superstorm Sandy hit our shores and destroyed so much here at the Jersey Shore.

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