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Sandy survivors mourn, celebrate on anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — There was much to mourn and much to celebrate on Tuesday as survivors of Superstorm Sandy reflected on the storm a year later.

Mothers sang Happy Birthday to their 1-year-old babies who were rescued from darkened hospitals at the height of the storm. Homeowners watched with awe as volunteers put their houses back together. Other survivors wondered when they would finally have some resolution to the challenges they still face.

Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012, sending floodwaters pouring across the densely populated barrier islands of Long Island and the Jersey shore. In New York City, the storm surge hit nearly 14 feet, swamping the city’s subway and commuter rail tunnels and knocking out power to the southern third of Manhattan.

The storm was blamed for at least 181 deaths in the U.S. — including 68 in New York and 71 in New Jersey — and property damages estimated at $65 billion.

Here is a look at the observances through a series of vignettes:

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In early morning darkness, workers prepare heavy machinery for the day as rebuilding work continues

A tear trickled down Edward Chaloupka’s cheek as he looked out on Long Island’s Great South Bay and reflected on the year since Sandy struck.

I woke up with a nightmare last night, said the marine mechanic of Babylon, N.Y. who lost his job and home after the storm.

In the dream, Chaloupka saw boats drifting down the street. He said it has been difficult finding work as a marine mechanic because people are still fixing their homes.

There’s not a whole heck of a lot, he said. You’re fixing your house before a boat.

As for the future?

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As the sunrises, Sue Dougherty looks for shells along the beach In Seaside Heights, N.J. Tuesday, O

I don’t know, Chaloupka said. I don’t know what’s going to happen.

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When Sandy darkened much of the city, some New Yorkers were only hours old. Others weren’t even born.

Kenneth Hulett III weighed only 2 pounds when emergency medical workers rushed him out of the New York Hospital intensive care unit and down the stairs while hooked up to an oxygen tank. His mother, Emily Blatt, says her faith carried her through as she, too, was evacuated on an orange sled.

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As the sunrises, a person looks out over the ocean in Seaside Heights, N.J. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.

That day, more than 40 babies were safety moved from the hospital to other facilities.

On Tuesday, their parents and hospital staff lighted candles atop cupcakes and sang, Happy birthday, dear babies.

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Ferretti 68 Anniversary boat
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Ferretti 68 Anniversary boat

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