Since then, residents have rallied to raise their homes. A lot of progress has been made. Things are looking up, literally, with homes — a few feet higher, at least.
About 400 homes in Rumson were damaged by Sandy, officials have said. Roughly 50 of those homes involved major elevation and/or reconstruction.
Some residents have elevated their homes extensively, some modestly, and others have completely revamped, torn down their abodes or left the area unable to afford the necessary alterations.
Take a look at the gallery of homes that have risen and fallen. To get an idea of how much progress has been made, take a look back at the photo gallery of the area in March, after the nor'easter and about five months after Sandy.
For a look a bit further back to right after the beginning of 2013, take a look back at what the area looked like as people just began to elevate, renovate or tear down.