Nov 1, 2012 4:48 PM by NBC News
(NBC NEWS) - Three days after Sandy left the Northeast in crisis signs of recovery are finally being seen.
In Toms River, New Jersey firefighters began moving a boat washed into the center of a street.
Police say they're making progress clearing roads along the shore left in passable by sand and homes tossed into the street.
For evacuees like Robert Ridgeway, who hasn't been allowed back to Seaside Park to see his home, the wait is agonizing.
"What can you do? You know, you just a have to believe in tomorrow and hopefully everybody can rebuild," Ridgeway says.
In Hoboken people are pumping murky flood water out of garages.
In Queens, they're assessing the damage to more than 100 burnt out homes.
Those seeking routine, however, are encountering one delay after the next.
In Jersey City a line for gas was 100 cars long.
In Brooklyn thousands waited for buses as public transportation resumes.
Those devastated by Sandy moving on, still struggling to accept what's been lost.
Around the country people are stepping up to help.
New Jersey natives Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi will participate in a benefit concert tomorrow on NBC.