Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

After Hurricane Sandy’s long trek up the eastern seaboard of the United States, the New England area is just beginning to assess and clean up the extensive damage.  The Category 1 storm made landfall in southern New Jersey late Monday, the 29th, and quickly collapsed into a sub-tropical cyclone.  Categories aside, this is already proving to be several times worst than last year’s Irene.  Sandy collided with an arctic hurricane that swept down from the north to create something of a super-system, or what some called a “Frankenstorm,” an obvious reference to Halloween.  But, some 8 million people are without power from West Virginia to New York.  Thus far, authorities have recorded 43 fatalities directly related to the storm.  New York’s financial district is scheduled to reopen tomorrow morning after being closed these past two days.  Now, cold weather is moving into the region and could hamper recovery.  As always, please think of the victims and their families.

Stone Street in Lower Manhattan.

 

Water inundating a PATH station in Hoboken, NJ.

 

F.D.R. Drive in New York City by Houston Street.

 

A building in New York City on 8th Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets with the entire front blown off.

 

Lower Manhattan.

 

Greenwich Village in Manhattan.

 

Plymouth Street in Brooklyn.

 

Atlantic City, NJ.

 

People stood in line for gasoline along Route 35 in New Jersey.

 

Residents were evacuated from their homes in Little Ferry, NJ.

 

Workers pumped water from the subway in Lower Manhattan.

 

A child was rescued from flooding on Staten Island.

 

Residents survey fire damage in Breezy Point, Queens.

 

Firefighters put out a fire in Rockaway Park, Queens.

 

In Breezy Point, more than 80 homes were reduced to ash.

 

Downtown Manhattan on Tuesday.

 

Manhattan streets lit mainly by headlights.

 

A flooded tunnel leading to F.D.R. Drive in New York City.

 

In Connecticut, 3 people are confirmed dead and 615,000 are without power.

 

Tuckerton, N.J.

 

Cars piled up in floodwaters at a garage near Wall Street.

 

A fallen tree in the Battery Park neighborhood of Manhattan.

 

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