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A recovery crew removes damaged and muddy desks (Credit: David Pokress )

A recovery crew removes damaged and muddy desks and chairs from East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School. (Nov. 8, 2012)

Schools recovering after Sandy

Damage to schools due to superstorm Sandy varied widely from one district to another. School basements and first floors were flooded, and the surge knocked out electrical and heating systems, warped gym floors, and covered classroom and auditorium seating with muck.

East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School's large gymnasium floor
(Credit: David Pokress)

East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School's large gymnasium floor is soaked and muddied due to superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 8, 2012)

A student's soaked and muddied sneakers are bagged
(Credit: David Pokress)

A student's soaked and muddied sneakers are bagged up for removal in East Rockaway Junior and Senior High School's gym. (Nov. 8, 2012)

Auditorium chairs in East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School
(Credit: David Pokress)

Auditorium chairs in East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School are soaked and muddied by the flooding. The seats are stacked for removal. (Nov. 8, 2012)

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A recovery crew removes damaged and muddy desks
(Credit: David Pokress )

A recovery crew removes damaged and muddy desks and chairs from East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School. (Nov. 8, 2012)

The floor in the small gym of East
(Credit: David Pokress)

The floor in the small gym of East Rockaway Jr.-Sr. High School was removed and stacked for disposal. (Nov. 8, 2012)

A large fan and dehumidifier unit blows warm,
(Credit: David Pokress)

A large fan and dehumidifier unit blows warm, dry air into the East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School to aid the cleanup. (Nov. 8, 2012)

Workers from Belfor help clean Francis X. Hegarty
(Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz)

Workers from Belfor help clean Francis X. Hegarty School after superstorm Sandy hit Island Park. (Nov. 8, 2012)

Marilyn Cawal, Administrative Director of the Bright Star
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Marilyn Cawal, Administrative Director of the Bright Star Country Day School & Camp, moves flood-damaged items into the street. The school has been cleaned and sanitized since superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 9, 2012)

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Repairs are being made to a section of
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Repairs are being made to a section of roof at Park View Elementary School in Kings Park that was blown off during Sandy. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Students arrive at Lindell Elementary School in Long
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Students arrive at Lindell Elementary School in Long Beach for the first time since superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 13, 2012)

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