November 1st, 2012
10:01 PM ET

Sandy survivors return to the ruins

Tonight, some residents of New Jersey's barrier islands are seeing for the first time what is left of their homes.

CNN's Michael Holmes is in Toms River, New Jersey and has the story.

Reluctant to Rebuild After Sandy

Erin Burnett also spoke to a couple whose home was hit by Hurricane Irene last year and they rebuilt. Now their home is destroyed again. Joe and Ruth Albanese come OutFront.

Filed under: "Superstorm" Sandy
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  1. Tom

    Northeast deserves our nation's collective prayers and attention. None of this is fun. People need supplies, food, water and shelter. Why is the media so hard on FEMA and others. This is 2 days old- give them a break. This may have been one of the 'best predicted' storms in our time. The response and the recovery– looks amazing compared to what we have seen in the Gulf Coast these last many years– and more than once. Erin just crucified FEMA's fugate about gasoline supplies. Seriously? It has not been 72 hours. Houses in the street and gas lines are normal at this stage. It is all very good news hype. Maybe the story should be - how lucky we are that we don't have more dead bodies on the flow sheet. It's not good, but this could have been sooo much worse from a human life point of view. Glass half full – anyone? Faned New Jersey boardwalk– it is sad. But it is bricks and mortar.

    November 2, 2012 at 2:19 am | Reply

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