Hurricane Sandy Then and Now

Watch the gifs to see photographs from the Hurricane Sandy disaster change to the present-day.

Northport

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Photographs: Jason Molinet (before), Emily McCarthy (after)
The floodwaters were rising in Northport Harbor when journalist Jason Molinet took a photograph on Oct. 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy was just beginning to close in. On a recent October day the water was much lower even during high tide.

Long Beach

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Photographs: Jason Molinet (before), Bridget Shirvell (after)
Hurricane Sandy tore the Long Beach Boardwalk apart. In the aftermath of the superstorm, journalist Joseph Kellard took a photograph of the boardwalk at Lincoln Boulevard. It took almost a year and $42 million for the 2.2 mile walkway to be restored.

Asharoken Avenue

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Photographs: Jason Molinet (before), Emily McCarthy (after)
During the storm the strongest winds in New York, (94 mph) were recorded in Eatons Neck on Oct. 31, 2012. Two days after Hurricane Sandy came through the area the road through Asharoken to Eatons Neck reopened and journalist Jason Molinet took a photograph of the cars lined up to travel the street. The storm destroyed the dunes along Asharoken Avenue. About 6,301 tons of sand helped to create and repair some of the dunes.