Hurricane Sandy a Month Later / by peter podlas

But for many people, having to pick up the pieces of their lives that Sandy crushed, destroyed and shattered is even more dreadful than the fierce 820-mile winds that we endured on  October 30, 2012 .

After a month, the devastation that Sandy left is extensive. Thousands of people are still homeless, while hundreds of homes remain powerless.

So far, the superstorm caused about $62 billion of damage, mainly in New York and New Jersey, making it the second most expensive storm in America after Hurricane Katrina, which caused $128 billion (after inflation.)

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