Floodwaters from Superstorm Sandy destroyed the first floor of this house in Staten Island, New York. Most of the people who drowned during the storm died in their homes in low-lying areas of New York and New Jersey. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jagdesh Trivedi believes his green card and Social Security card were stolen, along with more than $200 and two pairs of shoes. Fred Mogul/WNYC hide caption

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Disabled Residents Displaced By Superstorm Sandy Back At Home
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Daniel Riscoe, Jenna Hart, Anthony Chau and Caroline Lloyd (all students from the Peddie School in Hightstown, N.J.) carry donated Christmas trees across Island Beach. Adam Cole/NPR hide caption

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After Sandy, Not All Sand Dunes Are Created Equal
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Torahs are draped on chairs and tables at Temple Israel of Long Beach, N.Y. The synagogue was flooded during Superstorm Sandy, but hasn't received federal aid. Temple Israel hide caption

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Federal Aid For Religious Institutions In Murky Waters After Sandy
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Highly detailed sonar systems aboard the research vessel Pritchard gave researchers a clear view of the sediment on the seafloor off Long Island. Courtesy of John Goff/University Of Texas hide caption

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Sand After Sandy: Scientists Map Seafloor For Sediment
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People walk past a closed business affected by Hurricane Sandy in the heavily damaged South Street Seaport in New York City in December. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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In Lower Manhattan, Sandy Still Keeping Businesses Dark
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Much of the money from the Hurricane Sandy relief bill the House of Representatives passed will fund beach and infrastructure restoration projects in areas such as Mantoloking, N.J., seen on Oct. 31. Doug Mills/AP hide caption

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Experts Urge Caution As $50 Billion In Sandy Aid Passes House
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House Approves Sandy Aid, Senate Votes Next
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Deborah Rassi, 59, cleans her new kitchen. She's holding a bag of donated clothing, one of many that volunteers left in the new mobile home. Neena Satija/WNPR hide caption

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Superstorm Sandy Victims Resettle, Thanks To Small Town's Efforts
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A woman walks past a cabana complex pulled off its foundations by Superstorm Sandy in Sea Bright, N.J., in November. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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After Sandy, Can The Jersey Shore Come Home Again?
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Could Post-Superstorm Sandy Rebuilding Energize The Economy?
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Areas Rebuilding After Sandy Seeking More Aid From Washington
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Natisha Laws near her hotel in the middle of Times Square. She and her family were placed at the DoubleTree in mid-November by FEMA. They lost their rental apartment during Superstorm Sandy and have been struggling to recover. Cindy Rodriguez for NPR hide caption

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Storm Refugees Struggle To Rebound In Times Square
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Each FEMA-registered family with kids can pick out toys at the volunteer-run Staten Island store. Margot Adler/NPR hide caption

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Free Toy Shop Brings Cheer To Sandy's Displaced Families
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