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The community of Ocean Beach on Fire Island (Credit: Daniel Goodrich, 2012)

The community of Ocean Beach on Fire Island was hit by superstorm Sandy.

Fire Island Sandy photos

Communities across Fire Island were among the hardest hit by superstorm Sandy.

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State
(Credit: Doug Kuntz)

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State Park, where workers created a berm to protect the road after superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State
(Credit: Doug Kuntz)

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State Park, where workers created a berm to protect the road after superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State
(Credit: Doug Kuntz)

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State Park, where workers created a berm to protect the road after superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 20, 2012)

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Jeff and his wife Ania Kuntz try to
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Jeff and his wife Ania Kuntz try to get into their beachfront home to survey the damage, as seasonal residents were allowed to return for the first time after superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 14, 2012)

Stairs lead to nowhere on a beach on
(Credit: Amanda Voisard)

Stairs lead to nowhere on a beach on Fire Island, which was battered by superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 14, 2012)

The Fire Island Planning Committee is holding a
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

The Fire Island Planning Committee is holding a weekday meeting in Manhattan on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 to discuss plans for New York Rising funding related to superstorm Sandy damage.

Chris Gurl looks to what's left of his
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Chris Gurl looks to what's left of his beachfront home as seasonal residents were allowed to return for the first time after the storm. (Nov. 14, 2012)

Peter Incorvaia begins to clean up his beachfront
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Peter Incorvaia begins to clean up his beachfront property in the Seaview area of Fire Island as seasonal residents were allowed to return for the first time after the storm. (Nov. 14, 2012)

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Ocean Beach, Fire Island was hit by superstorm
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

Ocean Beach, Fire Island was hit by superstorm Sandy. Martin Bailes attempts to use a small saw to cut down a tree in front of his house on Cottage Lane. (Oct. 31, 2012)

The community of Ocean Beach on Fire Island
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich, 2012)

The community of Ocean Beach on Fire Island was hit by superstorm Sandy.

Chopper 12 video of damage from Sandy on

Chopper 12 video of damage from Sandy on Fire Island.

Kathy, a Fire Island resident who refused to
(Credit: John Roca)

Kathy, a Fire Island resident who refused to evacuate, writes the last four digits of her Social Security number on her arm so she can be identified if she is lost during Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 28, 2012)

Residents of Davis Park Fire Island leave the
(Credit: John Roca)

Residents of Davis Park Fire Island leave the Davis Park Ferry terminal in Patchogue as Hurricane Sandy approaches Long Island. (Oct. 27, 2012)

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The ocean batters away at the beach near
(Credit: Lori Mattiasen)

The ocean batters away at the beach near Seaview on Fire Island. (Oct. 29, 2012)

An aerial shot of Fire Island and a
(Credit: Doug Kuntz )

An aerial shot of Fire Island and a look at the destruction caused by superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 31, 2012)

Ocean Beach on Fire Island was among those
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

Ocean Beach on Fire Island was among those badly hit by superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 31, 2012)

The Village of Ocean Beach on Fire Island
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

The Village of Ocean Beach on Fire Island was among those severely hit by superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 31, 2012)

First responders, officials and residents survey the damage

First responders, officials and residents survey the damage left by superstorm Sandy, which may include the destruction of 30 to 40 houses and damages to more than 80 homes on Fire Island. Videojournalist: Arnold Miller (Oct. 31, 2012)

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An aerial view of Fire Island Lighthouse shows
(Credit: Doug Kuntz)

An aerial view of Fire Island Lighthouse shows sand washed over the roadway from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. (Oct. 31, 2012)

Damaged and collapsed oceanfront homes are seen from
(Credit: John Roca)

Damaged and collapsed oceanfront homes are seen from this aerial photograph of Davis Park, Fire Island. (Oct. 31, 2012)

Oceanfront homes at Davis Park, Fire Island were
(Credit: John Roca)

Oceanfront homes at Davis Park, Fire Island were devastated by Superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 31, 2012)

People inspect the oceanfront homes at Davis Park,
(Credit: John Roca)

People inspect the oceanfront homes at Davis Park, Fire Island that were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 31, 2012)

This aerial photograph shows debris from destroyed oceanfront
(Credit: John Roca)

This aerial photograph shows debris from destroyed oceanfront homes at Davis Park, Fire Island, from Superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 31, 2012)

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Oceanfront homes at Davis Park on Fire Island
(Credit: John Roca)

Oceanfront homes at Davis Park on Fire Island were smashed into debris by Superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 31, 2012)

Superstorm Sandy knocked this house off its base,
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Superstorm Sandy knocked this house off its base, located east of Ocean Beach, on Fire Island. (Oct. 31, 2012)

Dune road on Fire Island now ends at
(Credit: John Roca)

Dune road on Fire Island now ends at a breach created by Superstorm Sandy, 100 yards east of Moriches Inlet, as seen looking south from Moriches Bay. (Oct. 31, 2012)

Floodwaters swamp houses and businesses along Fire Island
(Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz)

Floodwaters swamp houses and businesses along Fire Island Avenue in Babylon Village due to superstorm Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012.

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