October 29 marks a full year since Hurricane Sandy battered Long Island, blowing through the tri-state area with brutal wind gusts and a devastating storm surge, the likes of which had not been seen in almost 100 years.
Babylon Village was on the receiving end of one of the biggest storm surges in Suffolk County, facing depths at the storm's peak between four to six feet of rushing sea water.
After the waters receded, Babylon Village residents rolled up their sleeves and went to work salvaging, demolishing and rebuilding as neighbors came together from across the area to help in the recovery efforts.
Above, we have been able to show the storm's impact in a short before and after gallery now one year removed from Sandy. While many photos were taken in the aftermath of the storm, many of the scenes they displayed were tough to find.
If you would like to take a peek back at the storm's wrath on Lindenhurst, view these galleries taken by Patch staff and readers from throughout our community who braved the gale to show what was happening to their community.