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.
The first part of this week will feel more like September than the middle of July, typically the hottest time of year, throughout the Midwest.
The hot weather seen across the Northwest over the weekend will carry over into the new week, continuing the risk of heat-related illness.
The Northeast and mid-Atlantic will be faced with severe thunderstorms and flooding downpours through at least Tuesday before the new week ends on a more refreshing note.
In the western Pacific, Tropical Storm Rammasun is on track to threaten the Philippines.
Friday night saw two breathtaking phenomoma light up the sky, Manhattanhenge and the Supermoon.
New York City, NY (1977)
A thunderstorm north of city struck a power plant at 9:34 p.m., setting off a chain reaction and a power failure that would last into the following day. Looting resulted and a billion dollars worth of merchandise was lost.
Memphis, TN (1980)
108 degrees -- all-time record high.
Walker, IA (1992)
3.5 inches of rain in just one hour caused stream and river flooding.