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Wayne Parry, Associated Press
This May 12, 2014 photo shows a house across from the ocean in the Ortley Beach section of Toms River N.J. in much the same condition as it was the day after Superstorm Sandy destroyed it. As the second summer after the Oct. 29, 2012 storm arrives, some at the Jersey shore are getting their lives back together, while for others, getting back to normal is still a long way off.

This is part of a periodic series about the New Jersey shore's efforts to rebuild and return to normalcy the second summer after Superstorm Sandy ravaged many coastal communities.