The reward for surviving Sandy may be higher taxes - Article Photos 7/7

FILE - In a Oct. 31, 2012, file photo a New York Air National Guard helicopter flies above the Breezy Point neighborhood, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 in New York where more than 100 homes, lower right, were burned to the ground during superstorm Sandy. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, and local officials took the flight over the city, Nassau and Westchester counties to get an assessment of damages from the storm. Superstorm Sandy may have one more nasty surprise still to come: higher taxes. Unless shore towns from Rhode Island to New Jersey get a big influx of aid from the state and federal governments, which are themselves strapped for cash, they will have no choice but to raise taxes on homes and businesses that survived to make up for the loss. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)