A year after Hurricane Sandy, recovery ongoing

A year ago, Hurricane Sandy was imminent, and now 12 months later, signs of recovery from the storm remain in Crisfield and Garrett County.

In Crisfield, charity workers will on Monday dedicate the first two houses to be rebuilt since Sandy's winds and storm surge funneled floodwaters across the Eastern Shore town.

Garrett County meanwhile is putting the finishing touches on a new emergency operations center that could help coordinate rescue efforts in future storms like Sandy, which dumped up to 3 feet of heavy, wet snow, cutting off power and stranding residents.

Check back later for a full story on how things have changed across the state and country because of the storm.

At this time last year, it appeared possible that the Delmarva peninsula was going to bear the brunt of the storm, as forecast tracks took it into Ocean City. But the center of the storm ended up tracking father north, with the most devastating of its storm surge hitting New Jersey and New York and sparing Ocean City.

But the heavy inland snow meanwhile paralyzed Garrett County for a week, and Crisfield's geography and Sandy's wind patterns sent feet of water into dozens of homes and other buildings there.

Relive some of the coverage from before, during and after the storm:

Forecasts show Hurricane Sandy could strike Md.

Massive storm Sandy delivers high winds and torrential rain

Sandy dispatches from across the region

Ocean City officials assess Sandy damage

In Garrett County, snow is normal but Sandy was not

Sandy brings Marylanders an unexpected off day

Md. saw heaviest Sandy rainfall

Hurricane Center tweaks warning policy after Sandy confusion

Sandy tests Md. emergency preparations

Hopkins scientists scrambled to save work during Sandy

Md. will receive $8.6M more in Sandy aid

Hurricane percentage deductibles don't apply to damage from Sandy in Md.

Sandy retired from list of hurricane names

'Strong' Ocean City ready for visitors

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