Key figures on Superstorm Sandy, 6 months later - Article Photos 3/5

Yuri Pismennyi unloads 36 poles to be used as pilings to rebuild the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J., Thursday, April 25, 2013. Six months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and New York City and pounded coastal areas of New England, the region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)