Sandy devastates New Jersey

Associated Press
In this combination of two file photos, the Funtime Pier in Seaside Heights, N.J. is shown before and after superstorm Sandy made landfall on the Jersey Shore. At top in this Aug. 10, 2010 file photo, the Funtime Pier rises from the sand and surf at Seaside Heights on the New Jersey coast. Below, Funtime Pier Owner Billy Major surveys the damage on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 after superstorm Sandy tore through the region and left only four rides standing. Top (AP Photo/Mel Evans) Bottom (AP Photo/Star-Ledger, David Gard/POOL)

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In the wake of Sandy, hard-hit New Jersey faces an uphill battle to rebuild. Many cities face complete devastation: Hoboken is heavily flooded, with thousands trapped in their homes; in the shore town of Mantoloking, natural gas leaks rekindled fires that broke out after the storm. Shore towns in particular bore the brunt of the storm’s fury.

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