In this handout GOES satellite image provided by NASA, Hurricane Sandy, pictured at 1440 UTC, churns off the east coast on October 29, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. Sandy, which has already claimed over 50 lives in the Caribbean is predicted to bring heavy winds and floodwaters to the mid-Atlantic region. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

One year ago this week, Superstorm Sandy slammed into the eastern seaboard, inflicting $65 billion worth of damage in two dozen states.

Recovery has been slow as many homeowners wait for insurance, government aid, and take on the laborious task of rebuilding.