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Three years later, Brooklyn remembers Superstorm Sandy

October 29, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Streets are flooded under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO on Oct. 29, 2012, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses.  AP Photos/Bebeto Matthews

In addition to the substantial loss of life, material damage from Superstorm Sandy was also significant. More than 300,000 housing units were damaged or destroyed, and more than 2 million people were left without power, including 90 percent of utility customers on Long Island. Widespread flooding impacted transportation networks throughout the New York metropolitan region, and more than 2,000 members of the National Guard were deployed in New York to help local authorities respond to storm emergencies and assess the damage. 

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