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Hurricane Sandy - Then and now

A statue of the Virgin Mary is seen among homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York, October 30, 2012. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

Hurricane Sandy - Then and now

October 28, 2013

Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan returned this week to his hometown of Graham Beach in Staten Island, which was devastated by Superstorm Sandy a year ago on Oct. 29, 2012. In these before and after images, you can see that surprisingly little has changed in Graham Beach as well as the storm-battered neighborhoods of Long Beach and Breezy Point over the course of a year.

Many residents still need assistance and are struggling to return to their homes after the second-most costly storm in U.S. History made landfall in New Jersey last October after hammering Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas. All told, 286 died in the storm. (Yahoo News)