One year ago today, Superstorm Sandy devastated large swaths of New York and New Jersey, killing hundreds and doing billions of dollars of damage. Here, AP photographers who were on the scene during the storm and its aftermath return to the subjects of their 2012 photographs to see how reconstruction has progressed.

A fire following the storm destroyed buildings in the Breezy Point section of Queens, where cleanup and reconstruction is still happening. (Photos by Frank Franklin II and Kathy Willens.)

More than 100 Breezy Point homes were destroyed in the fire. (Photos by Mark Lennihan.)

The storm coated Jacob Riis Park in Rockaway, Queens. A year later, the area has finally been cleared. (Photos by Mark Lennihan.)

The burned shells of over 60 houses at Camp Osborn in Brick, New Jersey, were still there six months after the storm. Only recently were work crews able to finish clearing them all. (Photos by Mel Evans.)

Bashed-in homes on Ortley Beach in Toms River, New Jersey, also lingered over six months after the devastation. Now the area is an empty lot. (Photos by Mel Evans.)

The morning after the storm, this bridge in Mantoloking, New Jersey, was flooded and covered in debris. (Photos by Julio Cortez.)

The day after the storm, Robert and Laura Connolly looked on at her mother's burned-down home in Breezy Point. Today there's no trace of the home as construction of new houses is underway. (Photos by Mark Lennihan.)

Commuters waiting to board buses in Brooklyn in the days after the storm stood in a line that stretched around Barclays Center—twice. (Photos by Seth Wenig.)

After the storm, not much remained of the boardwalk in Rockaway. Plans to rebuild the boardwalk are in progress, but construction hasn't yet begun. (Photos by Craig Ruttle.)

Sandy spared only a few lucky structures on the famous boardwalk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. But parts of this one have already been rebuilt, with more to come. (Photos by Mel Evans.)

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