Superstorm Sandy left East Rockaway High School severely damaged due to massive flooding. Six months and $10 million later, the school reopened, even though some facilities within are still under repair.
East Rockaway High School, which suffered $10 million
East Rockaway High School, which suffered $10 million in damage from 5 feet of water dumped by superstorm Sandy, finally reopened. This renovated hallway, which connects some senior and junior high school classrooms, was completely submerged by Sandy. (April 25, 2013). (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein )
East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return
East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return to school for the first time since superstorm Sandy. (April 29, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return
East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return to school for the first time since superstorm Sandy. (April 29, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

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East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return
East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return to school for the first time since superstorm Sandy. (April 29, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
The school community celebrates its return for the
The school community celebrates its return for the first time since superstorm Sandy. (April 29, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return
East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return to school for the first time since superstorm Sandy. (April 29, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return
East Rockaway High School students celebrate their return to school for the first time since superstorm Sandy. (April 29, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
East Rockaway High School, which suffered $10 million
East Rockaway High School, which suffered $10 million in damage from five feet of water dumped by superstorm Sandy, will finally reopen on Monday. The school's small gym, pictured here, was still undergoing last minute touch-ups. (April 25, 2013) (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein )

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The large gym floor within Sandy-damaged East Rockaway
The large gym floor within Sandy-damaged East Rockaway High School is covered by a layer of mud. (Nov. 8, 2012) (Credit: David Pokress )
The recovery crew removes damaged desks and chairs
The recovery crew removes damaged desks and chairs from East Rockaway High School after superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 8, 2012) (Credit: David Pokress)
Electrical engineers work on re-wiring the electrical system
Electrical engineers work on re-wiring the electrical system at East Rockaway High School after superstorm Sandy. (Dec. 13, 2012) (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
Education officials get a tour of the damage
Education officials get a tour of the damage caused by superstorm Sandy at East Rockaway High School. (Dec. 13, 2012) (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
Damage caused by superstorm Sandy destroyed a gymnasium
Damage caused by superstorm Sandy destroyed a gymnasium at East Rockaway High School. (Dec. 12, 2012) (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

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Superstorm Sandy left East Rockaway High School severely
Superstorm Sandy left East Rockaway High School severely damaged. (Dec. 13, 2012) (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
Superstorm Sandy severely damaged East Rockaway High School.
Superstorm Sandy severely damaged East Rockaway High School. (Dec. 13, 2012) (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
A member of the recovery crew wipes down
A member of the recovery crew wipes down and disinfects a hallway wall within East Rockaway High School. Students' belongings in the bottom lockers were soaked by the flooding and bagged up. (Nov. 8, 2012) (Credit: David Pokress )
The auditorium chairs in East Rockaway High School
The auditorium chairs in East Rockaway High School were soaked and muddied because of superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 8, 2012) (Credit: David Pokress)