House being rebuilt on Staten Island
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Hurricane Sandy: Staten Island residents rebuild one year on

28 October 2013 Last updated at 21:00 GMT

On October 29 last year, high winds and flooding from Hurricane Sandy caused massive destruction on the US east coast.

One of the hardest-hit places was New York's Staten Island. Twenty-three people were killed there, the most of any borough in the city.

The BBC's Laura Trevelyan travelled to the borough to check on the progress of the recovery effort.

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