FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 aerial file photo, people stand near damaged homes along the Atlantic Ocean in New Jersey after the region was pounded by Superstorm Sandy. The 2012

 

              FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 aerial file photo, people stand near damaged homes along the Atlantic Ocean in New Jersey after the region was pounded by Superstorm Sandy. The 2012
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 aerial file photo, people stand near damaged homes along the Atlantic Ocean in New Jersey after the region was pounded by Superstorm Sandy. The 2012 hurricane season has come to an end and it's another one for the record books. There were 19 named storms in what meteorologists consider an above-average year tied as being the third most active season since 1851. Sandy wreaked havoc across the Northeast, leaving millions without power and killing at least 125 people. It caused an estimated $62 billion in damage and other losses, making it the second-costliest storm in U.S. history after Hurricane Katrina.(AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)