Hurricane Sandy: Rebuilding and Recovery (PHOTOS)

JT Blatty

JT Blatty

In the months after Hurricane Sandy inundated the Rockaway section of Queens, photographer Jenn Blatty spent one month in the neighborhood documenting the destruction and reconstruction of the area.

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Fires during Hurricane Sandy demolished over 100 Breezy Point homes. December 2012.

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Belle Harbor, New York. January 2013.

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Rockaway Beach Boardwalk, Far Rockaway, New York. December 2012.

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High tide floods the bayside of Beach 84th Street every 12 hours, even before the storm.

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Rockaway Beach, New York. December 2012.

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Neponsit, New York. January 2013.

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Flooding of basements destroyed heat sources for most Rockaway residents. Belle Harbor, New York. January 2013.

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In January, many were still without heat as they were still waiting on Rapid Repairs, the FEMA-funded New York City contractors.

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Many tenants are at the mercy of property owners who often neglect to make their homes livable again. Arverne, New York, January 2013.

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Rockaway Beach, New York, January 2013.

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Rockaway Park, New York, January 2013.