DISASTERS

AP PHOTOS: 2 years after Superstorm Sandy, recovery continues in hard-hit Breezy Point

  • FILE- This Nov. 14, 2012, file photo shows Louise McCarthy carting belongings from her flood-damaged home as she passes the charred ruins of other homes in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York. A fire leveled 130 houses in the beachfront community during Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    FILE- This Nov. 14, 2012, file photo shows Louise McCarthy carting belongings from her flood-damaged home as she passes the charred ruins of other homes in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York. A fire leveled 130 houses in the beachfront community during Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Oct. 15, 2014 photo, a man walks on a sidewalk in the Breezy Point neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York. Two years ago a fire raged across this oceanfront community during Superstorm Sandy, destroying 130 homes, including those that lined this walk. The new houses are all built on elevated concrete foundations to protect them from future storms. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    In this Oct. 15, 2014 photo, a man walks on a sidewalk in the Breezy Point neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York. Two years ago a fire raged across this oceanfront community during Superstorm Sandy, destroying 130 homes, including those that lined this walk. The new houses are all built on elevated concrete foundations to protect them from future storms. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Dec. 4, 2012 photo, Anne Hoerning looks from her second floor balcony at the remains of the over 100 houses that burned during Superstorm Sandy in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York. Hoerning's house was scorched by the flames and flooded by seawater but did survive. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    In this Dec. 4, 2012 photo, Anne Hoerning looks from her second floor balcony at the remains of the over 100 houses that burned during Superstorm Sandy in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York. Hoerning's house was scorched by the flames and flooded by seawater but did survive. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)  (The Associated Press)

A fire during Superstorm Sandy leveled 130 houses in Breezy Point, Queens, and the beachfront community — one of the hardest hit areas by the megastorm — continues to recover two years later.

While some residents were able to repair their homes, others were forced to replace theirs. New houses in the community are being built on elevated concrete foundations to protect them from future storms.

New York is financing at least 2,300 home elevations statewide so far, with nearly 10,000 more houses eligible.

Recovery around the entire New York metropolitan area affected by Sandy continues as homes continue to be rebuilt and government agencies continue working on projects to prepare the area for the next big storm.

Here, in images, is Breezy Point — then and now.

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