A general view of submerged cars on Avenue C and 7th st, New York after severe flooding and the picture on the right shows the life along Avenue C in the East Village neighborhood has mostly recovered since Hurricane Sandy flooded the area nearly one year ago.
Hurricane Sandy made landfall last year on October 29th near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated US$65 billion.
The storm battered the East Coast, particularly the densely-populated New York and New Jersey coasts, with heavy rain, strong winds, and record storm surges.
Residents of the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn attend a candle light vigil to commemorate the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.
Kathleen Antonetty, a resident of the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, says a prayer while holding a candle during a vigil on the Red Hook water front.
Superstorm Sandy hit New York one year ago today, bringing a high tide of up to 18 feet above normal in some areas, killing hundreds and causing billions of dollars in damage.