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Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Oct. 29, 2012, near Brigantine, N.J., affected 24 states -- from Florida to Maine -- is blamed for 181 deaths and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. The following images depict the destruction and recovery efforts throughout the Northeast. At top, the boardwalk and amusement park, in Seaside Heights, N.J., are destroyed after Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 31, 2012. At bottom is the scene on Oct. 21, 2013.