Superstorm Sandy aftermath: east coast of US struggles to get back to normal

1. Poll worker Lisa Amico helps voters by flashlight in a dark and unheated tent serving as a polling station in the Midland Beach section of Staten Island.

Superstorm Sandy aftermath: east coast of US struggles to get back to normal

2. Ryan Nelsen and Fields Harrington ride a tandem bicycle to generate power for people to charge their mobile phones on Avenue.

Superstorm Sandy aftermath: east coast of US struggles to get back to normal

3. Commuters disembark from the Staten Island Ferry one week after Superstorm Sandy crashed into New York

Superstorm Sandy aftermath: east coast of US struggles to get back to normal

4. MTA employees observing the pumping of seawater out of the L train’s tunnel in New York City

Superstorm Sandy aftermath: east coast of US struggles to get back to normal

5. Soldiers from the National Guard help to unload supplies to set up a donation distribution centre at St Camillus School in the Rockaways.

Superstorm Sandy aftermath: east coast of US struggles to get back to normal

6. Used coats are distributed to locals in Brooklyn

Superstorm Sandy aftermath: east coast of US struggles to get back to normal

7. Ariel Nadelberg pours hot soup into a cup at a parking lot that has become makeshift place where those in need can get food.

Superstorm Sandy aftermath: east coast of US struggles to get back to normal

8. Residents gather around a fire in the Queens borough of New York City

Superstorm Sandy aftermath: east coast of US struggles to get back to normal

9. People queue for fuel at a petrol station in Mastic, New York

Superstorm Sandy aftermath: east coast of US struggles to get back to normal

10. An American flag hangs from the remains of the home of the Early Family at 4 Fulton Walk in Breezy Point, Queens, New York

Superstorm Sandy aftermath: east coast of US struggles to get back to normal

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