Six months ago today, Superstorm Sandy slammed the northeast, where recovery is far from over.
FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports from New York:
It cost tens of billions in damage, killed dozens and devastated people across the northeast.
(Resident) "I lost everything I own. 27 years and I'm living in my car."
Many people are still homeless, living in hotel rooms. From New York City to the ravaged world famous Jersey Shore where:
(Resident) "Most of the small businesses did not have flood insurance."
And while there's a promise to be back by Memorial Day, the roller coaster that plunged off a pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey is still in the ocean.
Not far from where homes still await repairs or demolition, slowed by bureaucratic red tape and insurance companies that are fighting claims.
In New York, Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio
On the six month anniversary of Sandy's landfall, a new survey shows just how extensive the damage was and how slow the rebuilding is actually going.
FOX News Radio's Chris Hoenig reports from New York:
Six months ago Hurricane Sandy slammed into New Jersey, knocking out power, cable and internet service to more than two-thirds of the more than 8,000 surveyed by Consumer Reports in the tri-state area.
(Reynolds) "Landline phone service was lost by more than half, and cell phone service, hot water and getting gas for cars was lost or impossible for at least a third."
...Editor Paul Reynolds.
And while the public sees boardwalks being rebuilt, the devastation just blocks away remains.
(Reynolds) "Nearly half of all of the claims that have been for insurance that were $40,000 or more were still pending in March."
More than half of all homeowners in the survey reported property damage.
Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.