Despite the time that has passed since Sandy wreaked havoc on the coast, her effects are still prominent on many communities.
Six months since, homeowners and businesses alike still face the difficult task of rebuilding.
The pictures below summarize the devastation that has affected thousands and forever altered the landscape of the iconic Jersey Shore.
From the outside of a home, looking in through a shattered glass window, it is apparent the severity of Sandy's damage. Homes such as this remain uninhabited due to mold and structural damage.
The iconic Jet Star roller coaster, a main attraction at Casino Pier, remains stranded in the ocean. Despite significant damage, the pier is expected to reopen for the summer season.
In anticipation of the busy tourism season, businesses get to work on rebuilding their establishments.
Signs like the ones seen above are stapled to the door of many badly damaged homes.
Bungalows along the coast remain vacant nearly six months since Sandy. Many, without roofs and walls, continue to be weathered by the elements while homeowners reside in temporary housing.
In the wake of Sandy, many who could not return to their homes left messages to deter looters.
Remnants of a diner in Seaside Park lie covered in dust five months post-Sandy, as owners continue to make reparations with hopes to reopen by Memorial Day Weekend.
In anticipation of looters, a resident constructed a makeshift wall to close off the damage Sandy created.
Scrapbooks, like the one that contains the photo above, are kept by residents with severe storm damage as a record book and evidence for insurance claims. Mold growth is rampant in homes that suffered water damage.
A resident of Seaside Park spends his Saturday helping to haul away damaged household items. Many families are just beginning to rebuild, as they receive further clarification of new regulations and building requirements.
Despite the calendar flipping to December, snow is not in the works for Washington, D.C., and Baltimore this week. Milder air and rain will instead make a return.
Despite the calendar flipping to December, snow is not in the works for Harrisburg this week. Milder air and rain will instead make a return.
Despite the calendar flipping to December, snow is not in the works for Philadelphia this week. Milder air and rain will instead make a return.
December is set to kick off with rain returning and chilly air once again loosening its grip on the Boston area.
December is set to kick off with rain returning and chilly air once again loosening its grip on the New York City area.
The first widespread ice storm of the season will slowly diminish over parts of the southern and central Plains, but areas of slippery travel will continue on Sunday.
November 1972 was one of the wettest on record for the Northeastern U.S. As of the 27th, NYC had its wettest November ever with 11.36 inches. This broke the old record of 9.97 inches. Binghamton, NY, had a monthly total of 7.11 inches -- the wettest November in the 75-year history of record keeping at Broome County Airport. Binghamton also had 19.4 inches of snow -- exactly a foot above normal.
Minneapolis, MN (1983)
With 13 inches from the latest storm - set new monthly record snow for snow with 29 inches. This record was broken during November 1991.
Tropical Storm Karen brought wind and flooding rains to western Cuba.