Schools recovering after Sandy

A recovery crew removes damaged and muddy desks

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

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

A recovery crew removes damaged and muddy desks
Photo 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
Photo 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,
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Repairs are being made to a section of
Photo 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
Photo 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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