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1 Year On, Sandy Survivors to Light Up Shore

hurricane sandyNEW YORK (AP) — Superstorm Sandy survivors are keeping vigil along the water’s edge one year after the devastating storm flooded hundreds of miles of coastline and destroyed whole communities.

People will pay their respects on Tuesday to the people that were lost and the places that were destroyed in New York and New Jersey. Elected officials plan to journey to storm-damaged areas.

Some survivors will bring candles to the beach and light up the shoreline. Others will help rebuild homes or plant sea grass on sand dunes.

It’s a time of healing for many who suffered in Sandy’s wake.

New York City resident Lily Corcoran says it will be difficult to remember the sound of waves crashing against her home at the height of the storm.