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A home rests next to a pier in (Credit: AP)

A home rests next to a pier in Barnegat Bay near the Mantoloking Bridge in Mantoloking, N.J., after it was swept away last October by Superstorm Sandy. Six months after Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and New York City and pounded coastal areas of New England, the region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery. (April 25, 2013)

Superstorm Sandy: New Jersey damage six months later

Six months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and New York City and pounded coastal areas of New England, the region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery. Tens of thousands of people remain homeless. Housing, business, tourism and coastal protection all remain major issues with the summer vacation -- and hurricane -- seasons almost here again.

A home rests next to a pier in
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A home rests next to a pier in Barnegat Bay near the Mantoloking Bridge in Mantoloking, N.J., after it was swept away last October by Superstorm Sandy. Six months after Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and New York City and pounded coastal areas of New England, the region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery. (April 25, 2013)

Flags decorate a fence Thursday, April 25, 2013,
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Flags decorate a fence Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Brick, N.J., around the burned remains of more than 60 small bungalows at Camp Osborn which were destroyed last October during Superstorm Sandy. Six months after Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and New York City and pounded coastal areas of New England, the region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery. (April 25, 2013)

Homes destroyed last October by Superstorm Sandy are
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Homes destroyed last October by Superstorm Sandy are seen Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Ortley Beach, in Toms River, N.J. Six months after Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and New York City and pounded coastal areas of New England, the region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery. (April 25, 2013)

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A home rests along Barnegat Bay, Thursday, April
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A home rests along Barnegat Bay, Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Mantoloking, N.J., after it was severely damaged last October by Superstorm Sandy. Six months after Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and New York City and pounded coastal areas of New England, the region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery. (April 25, 2013)

Homes destroyed last October by Superstorm Sandy are
(Credit: AP )

Homes destroyed last October by Superstorm Sandy are seen Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Brick, N.J. Six months after Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and New York City and pounded coastal areas of New England, the region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery. (April 25, 2013)

A realty sign stands Thursday, April 25, 2013,
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A realty sign stands Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Mantoloking, N.J., on a lot where the home was destroyed last October by Superstorm Sandy. Six months after Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and New York City and pounded coastal areas of New England, the region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery. (April 25, 2013)

Homes severely damaged last October by Superstorm Sandy,
(Credit: AP)

Homes severely damaged last October by Superstorm Sandy, are seen along the beach Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Mantoloking, N.J. Six months after Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and New York City and pounded coastal areas of New England, the region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery. (April 25, 2013)

A home rests in Barnegat Bay, Thursday, April
(Credit: AP )

A home rests in Barnegat Bay, Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Mantoloking, N.J., after it was swept away last October by Superstorm Sandy. Six months after Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and New York City and pounded coastal areas of New England, the region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery. (April 25, 2013)

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