Superstorm Sandy

A blend of a downgraded hurricane mixed with two other storms, Superstorm Sandy created an unprecedented weather event that left many dead and millions without power on the East Coast. The Washington Times offers the latest news, photos and videos of the wind, snow, rain and flooding as residents begin to clean up and rebuild in the aftermath of the 2012 Frankenstorm.

National Guardsmen Spc. Ivan Pimentel (left) and Pfc. Harry Cadet walk past a house on the beach in the Rockaways on New York’s Long Island on Thursday that was ravaged by Superstorm Sandy in October. They were going door-to-door to determine if residents needed portable heaters or other items in the wake of Sandy. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, talks to Carla Pilla, of Seaside Heights, N.J., while Robert Hilton, left, executive director of the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitor's Bureau, holds a sign, Friday, May 24, 2013, in Seaside Heights, N.J. Christie cut a ribbon to symbolically reopen the state's shore for the summer season, seven months after being devastated by Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Jersey shore eyes record-setting summer post Sandy

- Associated Press

People survey the destruction left in the wake of Superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Seaside Heights, N.J. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Sandy criticism prompts change in storm warnings

- Associated Press

House Speaker John A, Boehner, Ohio Republican, walks to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 15, 2013, as lawmakers debate the details of an emergency spending package to assist victims of Superstorm Sandy that devastated parts of the Northeast coast in October. (Associated Press)

House votes to tack Sandy aid onto deficit

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Henny Mauro walks in Seaside Heights, N.J., on Jan. 3, 2013, past a beach-side home that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. (Associated Press)

Sandy relief package swells aid for past disasters

- Associated Press

**FILE** Rep. Robert E. Andrews, New Jersey Democrat.

New Jersey Democrat wants pork-free Sandy storm aid bill

A fishing boat named “Empty Pockets” sits in a parking lot in the Belford fishing port in Middletown, N.J., on Dec. 12, six weeks after Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast. The port sustained nearly $1 million in damages, some of which its owners hope to recoup through federal storm assistance. (Associated Press)

Fishing towns struggling after Superstorm Sandy

- Associated Press

** FILE ** This file photo of Dec. 24, 2012, shows the Bishop Henry B. Hucles Episcopal Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

N.Y. homes for elderly under scrutiny after Sandy

- Associated Press

Henny Mauro walks in Seaside Heights, N.J., on Jan. 3, 2013, past a beach-side home that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. (Associated Press)

Congress approves $9.7 billion in Sandy flood aid

- Associated Press

Backhoe operator Keith Henry levels a storm-damaged home in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Sandy victims prepare for subdued Thanksgiving

- Associated Press

A Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) truck is seen in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of the borough of Queens, New York, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. More than 70,000 customers of Long Island Power Authority in New York were without electricity Monday, two weeks after Superstorm Sandy struck. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Long Islanders fume over utility's storm response

- Associated Press

Police direct cars to gas pumps outside a gas station on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police were at gas stations to enforce a new gasoline rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day that started in New York on Friday morning. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Drivers grapple with NYC gas rationing after Sandy

- Associated Press

Living through another night of possibly freezing temperatures, Michael Pineda, 15 months old, stands bundled up near a battery-operated lantern in his home without power or heat in the Rockaway Park neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. From left is his brother Mario Pineda, 12, Walter Rivera, 5, and center in deep shadow is their mother Fatima Pineda. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Occupy Sandy: Onetime protesters find new cause

- Associated Press

A man waits his turn to vote at a Mobile Voting Precinct van Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Burlington, N.J. Many victims displaced by Superstorm Sandy are taking advantage of offers to vote early. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Voters in N.Y., N.J. not deterred by effects of superstorm Sandy

- Associated Press

Liam Thomas, right, watches as a friend extracts gasoline from an approving neighbor's vehicle on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Rockaway section of New York. More New Yorkers awoke Saturday to power being restored for the first time since Superstorm Sandy pummeled the region, but patience wore thin among those in the region who have been without power for most of the week. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Lights in lower Manhattan; misery in outer regions

- Associated Press

A line forms at a gas pump as people wait to fill up cans on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, as many are left without power following Superstorm Sandy, in Toms River, N.J. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Lines at East Coast gas stations steam commuters

- Associated Press

Brooke Clarkin tries to salvage some personal items from her mother's home in Staten Island, New York, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Her mother's home was not only flooded to the ceiling, but was swept off its foundation and was carried to the other side of the street. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Isolated NYC borough says help is slow after Sandy

- Associated Press

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