Natural Disaster
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A long way from normal

Superstorm Sandy | A month after Superstorm Sandy, New York and New Jersey are reeling
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/30/12, 01:00 am

SEASIDE PARK, N.J.–News helicopters aren’t hovering over Superstorm Sandy–wrecked coastlines anymore, but many businesses and homes are still pumping out seawater and trying to recover power a month after the record-breaking storm. Already the damage in New York alone is more extensive than the damage from Hurricane Katrina: Sandy destroyed 305,000 homes there, a preliminary number, while Katrina destroyed 214,700 in Louisiana. 

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A home but homeless

Superstorm Sandy | A ghost town greets residents returning to the New Jersey barrier islands
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/21/12, 03:53 pm

SEASIDE PARK, N.J.—Natalie Zozzaro is so tired, when she falls asleep at night she feels like she is going unconscious. 

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On the front lines

Superstorm Sandy | Each day brings new struggles for homeless Sandy survivors, even as national attention wanes
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/20/12, 03:48 pm

NEPTUNE, N.J.—Almost two weeks after Superstorm Sandy hit, Natalie Zozzaro sat in a lobby of the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where her mother is recovering from heart surgery. The hospital ran off generators after the storm but regained power about a week later. For the time being, her mother is stable.

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