Tuesday marks one year since Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast of the United States, killing dozens of people and causing billions of dollars in property damage.
While many businesses are on the path to recovery, thousands of people are frustrated and still battling with insurance companies for money to rebuild their homes.
Patrick Tarrantino, a homeowner from Milford, Conn., is one of the many frustrated by paperwork and regulations.
"You fill out paperwork, you submit this, submit that. At the end they tell you you don't quality for whatever reasons," he said.
Other people like Christine Schreck, a homeowner from New Jersey, are using their savings and retirement funds to reconstruct their homes.
New rules put in place after Hurricane Katrina to prevent waste and fraud have slowed the flow of the funds.
For many, Tuesday will be a day of healing and remembrance. Some plan to light up parts of the shore with candles tonight, while people along the Jersey Shore will shine flashlights.