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Friday, August 30, 2013

Jersey Shore Faces Slow Recovery From Sandy

Angelina Zuzuro, 16, of Denville, takes photos near a sign in Seaside Heights, N.J., Saturday, May 18, 2013. (Mel Evans/AP)

Angelina Zuzuro, 16, of Denville, takes photos near a sign in Seaside Heights, N.J., Saturday, May 18, 2013. (Mel Evans/AP)

Superstorm Sandy harmed or destroyed 346,000 homes in New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie projects it will cost $36.9 billion to repair and prevent future damage.

But how is that reconstruction going?

Brian Donohue is a reporter with the New Jersey Star-Ledger, and has been covering the recovery.

“When the summer started, I expected things to be a little bit more normal than they were. The reality is that when you walk up and down these streets now, many of the houses are empty.”

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