[ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: October 30, 2012] Hurricane Sandy was the most powerful storm to ever make landfall on the United States east coast, north of the Carolinas. It hit southern New Jersey at 6.30pm local time and laid waste to the majority of the Northeast during the day. Currently 48 people across the US and Canada have been reported dead, but the final figure is expected to be significantly higher. Hundreds of thousands of people are without power in New York and the transit system, schools, the stock exchange and Broadway are all out of action after a 13ft wall of water caused by the storm surge and high tides brought severe flooding to subways and road tunnels. There are dozens of photos flying around the web and we’ve compiled all of them in one place.
- A First Look At Hurricane Sandy’s Destruction of Hoboken, NJ [70 HQ Photos]
- A First Look At The Destruction Of Manasquan, NJ [160 Photos]
A 168-foot water tanker, the John B. Caddell, sits on the shore where it ran aground on Front Street in the Stapleton neighborhood of New York’s Staten Island.
New York was among the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. A fire broke out in Breezy Point, Queens, destroying between 80 and 100 houses. More than 190 firefighters have contained the six-alarm blaze fire in the Breezy Point section, but they are still putting out some pockets of fire.
Yellow cabs in a parking lot are surrounded by water after Superstorm Sandy struck Hoboken, New Jersey.
A view of an entirely flooded tunnel under Battery Park. New York was among the hardest hit, with its financial heart in Lower Manhattan shuttered for a second day and seawater cascading into the still-gaping construction pit at the World Trade Center.
Veronica De Souza posted this extraordinary picture (‘via ninjapito’) on Twitter of the 86th Street station with water above the platform
This CCTV photo shows flood waters from Hurricane Sandy rushing in to the Hoboken PATH train station through an elevator shaft in New Jersey