SHOTLIST:

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New York - October 28 2012

1. Blackened rubble of Breezy Point after Superstorm Sandy

2. Blackened rubble of Breezy Point after Superstorm Sandy

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New York - July 24, 2013

3. Tight shot of empty plot of land and American flag

4. Wide shot of sand and concrete rubble in Breezy Point

5. Wide, empty lot, foundation of home

6. Close. Flower pot, American flag

7. SOUNDBITE (English): Kieran Burke, a homeowner who lost his house in the fire (transcript below)

AP CLIENTS ONLY - MANDATORY COURTESY - KIERAN BURKE

New York - October 26, 2012 - MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY KIERAN BURKE

8. Homes going up in flames during Superstorm Sandy

9. Homes going up in flames during Superstorm Sandy

10. More fire

AP TELEVISION -- AP CLIENTS ONLY

New York - July 24, 2013

11. SOUNDBITE (English): Kieran Burke, a homeowner who lost his house in the fire (transcript below)

12. Wide. Burke walking down path

13. Wide shot empty plots of land in Breezy Point

14. Wide. American flag, houses

15. Close. American flag rolled up

16. Mid. Burke plants flag

17. Wide. Empty, sandy area

18. SOUNDBITE (English): Kieran Burke, a homeowner who lost his house in the fire (transcript below)

19. Wide shot of ocean behind empty plots of land in Breezy Point

20. Wide. House standing amid empty lots.

21. Wide. Roof of house, being worked on

22. SOUNDBITE (English): Sue Flynn, a homeowner who is rebuilding her home that burned down (transcript below)

23. Mid shot of Sue Flynn opening a window in her home

24. Wide. View of ocean

25. Wide. Sandy, empty area, houses in background

26. Close. Contractors' sign

27. SOUNDBITE (English): Sue Flynn, a homeowner who is rebuilding her home that burned down (transcript below)

28. Mid. Sandy area on ground

29. Wide shot beach in Breezy point

30. Mid. American flags

(VOICEOVER)

THE BEACH TOWN IN NEW YORK CITY, BREEZY POINT, came to symbolize the devastation OF SUPERSTORM SANDY.

(nats transition TO TODAY)

NINE MONTHS AFTER THE STORM, a graveyard of sand and concrete markers where 130 homes used to stand.

SOUNDBITE (English): Kieran Burke, a homeowner who lost his house in the fire

"These aren't just beach homes. These are people's lives. This is a way of life. This is a community. This particular section of the community was destroyed."

UPSOUND: "This is Breezy Point during the hurricane."

FIREFIGHTER KIERAN BURKE WATCHED AS HIS HOME BURNED TO THE GROUND. RESCUERS, FORCED BACK BY SURGING SEAWATER.

SOUNDBITE (English): Kieran Burke, a homeowner who lost his house in the fire

"Everything I spent my life working toward to secure for my family was literally, in a flash, taken from me."

A PERFECT STORM OF GOVERNMENT INEFFICIENCY, CUMBERSOME PRMIT LAWS AND GENERAL CONFUSION HAS HAMPERED RECOVERY EFFORTS.

NOT TO MENTION INSURANCE BATTLES.. LEAVING MANY FAMILLIES HAVING TO PAY RENT ON TEMPORARY HOUSING ON TOP OF A MORTGAGE.

SOUNDBITE (English): Kieran Burke, a homeowner who lost his house in the fire "I'm 41 years old and we're dipping into retirement funds."

(NATS TRANSITION)

BUT ONE BRIGHT SPOT HAS EMERGED. THIS HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIRE ZONE - THE FIRST AND SO FAR ONLY ONE TO BE REBUILT.

SOUNDBITE (English): Sue Flynn, a homeowner who is rebuilding her home that burned down

"I was a little wary about being the first to build. But once I got the positive feedback from the community, I was really happy about it."

SUE FLYNN had JUST REBUILT her home TWO YEARS BEFORE SANDY SO SHE ALREADY HAD THE NECESSARY PERMITS.

SOUNDBITE (English): Sue Flynn, a homeowner who is rebuilding her home that burned down

"But it won't be the same until our neighbors are back."

UNTIL THEN... A SANDY GHOST TOWN...

MEAGAN BARR, ASSOCIATED PRESS

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