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One month on from Sandy: The house that floated away

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An aerial view shows a house pushed into marshland almost a month after the Oakwood neighborhood in the Staten Island borough of New York was left devastated by Hurricane Sandy, November 28, 2012.

A month after superstorm Sandy made landfall on the East Coast, the long process of recovery and rebuilding is only just beginning. 

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Residents of the Northeast are still picking up the pieces after Superstorm Sandy.

305,000 houses were destroyed in New York state alone, Reuters reported earlier this week, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will need $41.9 billion to recover from the devastation wrought by Sandy and prevent similar damage from future storms.

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