A worker uses a backhoe to move sand near a boardwalk that was destroyed by superstorm Sandy in Atlantic City, N.J., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses.
In a photo made available by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, trains stand in a flooded Metro-North's Harmon Yard, Wednesday morning, Oct. 31, 2012, on the Hudson Line, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
Lamar Stevens, bottom left, looks out at a boardwalk that was destroyed by superstorm Sandy in Atlantic City, N.J., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.
Members of the National Guard stand ready with large trucks used to pluck people from high water in Hoboken, N.J. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Parts of the city are still covered in standing water, trapping some residents in their homes.
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Flights resumed, but slowly. The New York Stock Exchange got back to business, but on generator power. And with the subways still down, great numbers of people walked across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan in a reverse of the exodus of 9/11.