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East Rockaway school reopens six months after Sandy distruction

East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return

East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return to school for the first time since superstorm Sandy. (April 29, 2013) Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Superstorm Sandy left East Rockaway High School severely damaged due to massive flooding. Six months and $10 million later, the school reopened, even though some facilities within are still under repair.

East Rockaway High School, which suffered $10 million
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

East Rockaway High School, which suffered $10 million in damage from 5 feet of water dumped by superstorm Sandy, finally reopened. This renovated hallway, which connects some senior and junior high school classrooms, was completely submerged by Sandy. (April 25, 2013).

East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return to school for the first time since superstorm Sandy. (April 29, 2013)

East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return to school for the first time since superstorm Sandy. (April 29, 2013)

East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return to school for the first time since superstorm Sandy. (April 29, 2013)

The school community celebrates its return for the
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

The school community celebrates its return for the first time since superstorm Sandy. (April 29, 2013)

East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return to school for the first time since superstorm Sandy. (April 29, 2013)

East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return to school for the first time since superstorm Sandy. (April 29, 2013)

East Rockaway High School, which suffered $10 million
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

East Rockaway High School, which suffered $10 million in damage from five feet of water dumped by superstorm Sandy, will finally reopen on Monday. The school's small gym, pictured here, was still undergoing last minute touch-ups. (April 25, 2013)

The large gym floor within Sandy-damaged East Rockaway
Photo Credit: David Pokress

The large gym floor within Sandy-damaged East Rockaway High School is covered by a layer of mud. (Nov. 8, 2012)

The recovery crew removes damaged desks and chairs
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The recovery crew removes damaged desks and chairs from East Rockaway High School after superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 8, 2012)

Electrical engineers work on re-wiring the electrical system
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Electrical engineers work on re-wiring the electrical system at East Rockaway High School after superstorm Sandy. (Dec. 13, 2012)

Education officials get a tour of the damage
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Education officials get a tour of the damage caused by superstorm Sandy at East Rockaway High School. (Dec. 13, 2012)

Damage caused by superstorm Sandy destroyed a gymnasium
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Damage caused by superstorm Sandy destroyed a gymnasium at East Rockaway High School. (Dec. 12, 2012)

Superstorm Sandy left East Rockaway High School severely
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Superstorm Sandy left East Rockaway High School severely damaged. (Dec. 13, 2012)

Superstorm Sandy severely damaged East Rockaway High School.
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Superstorm Sandy severely damaged East Rockaway High School. (Dec. 13, 2012)

A member of the recovery crew wipes down
Photo Credit: David Pokress

A member of the recovery crew wipes down and disinfects a hallway wall within East Rockaway High School. Students' belongings in the bottom lockers were soaked by the flooding and bagged up. (Nov. 8, 2012)

The auditorium chairs in East Rockaway High School
Photo Credit: David Pokress

The auditorium chairs in East Rockaway High School were soaked and muddied because of superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 8, 2012)

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