New York, New Jersey ponder Sandy, 2 years later

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UNION BEACH, N.J. (AP) – Officials and residents in towns throughout coastal areas of New York and New Jersey will take stock of the recovery from Superstorm Sandy on the second anniversary of the storm.

The October 2012 storm devastated the oceanfront coastline and caused catastrophic flooding in New York and cities in New Jersey.

The storm was blamed for at least 182 deaths and $65 billion in damage in the U.S.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro will meet with affected residents in Union Beach Wednesday morning. Gov. Chris Christie will tour the revitalized business area in Belmar in the afternoon.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and elected officials will attend the Light the Shore Anniversary of the storm at 4 p.m. on the Boardwalk on Staten Island.