A year ago today, Superstorm Sandy make landfall, wreaking havoc on the shorelines of Westhampton Beach, Hampton Bays, Quogue and East Quogue.
Many residents were left without power for days; motorists desperately sought gas to fill up their tanks, million dollar properties on Dune Road were left water damaged and Dune Road itself left not only impassable for days from flooding, but also from the dunes that lay flattened across the roadway.
Municipal properties were also badly damaged — the Westhampton Beach Village marina was devastated with boats flung across the roadway by Sandy's winds; the Marine Park, the site of the old Ponqugoue Bridge littered with Sandy debris and village and town beaches left badly eroded.
But moments after the storm whistled its last wind, area residents left the safety of their homes and banned together to help those in need and to start re-building.
A year later, many beaches have been replenished with sand, the Westhampton Beach marina re-built; Dune Road is expected to be raised, residences have been repaired, and the Town of Southampton is working to fix up Marine Park.
The above gallery shows some of the worst damaged spots in the aftermath of Sandy and how those areas look today, re-built nearly as if nothing ever happened.