Πέμπτη, 1 Νοεμβρίου 2012

Hurricane Sandy: The Superstorm in New York



After cutting a destructive path through the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage along the East Coast this week. Sandy made landfall in southern New Jersey and brought with it major flooding, travel disruption, structural damage, and power outages. New York City was especially hard hit. The storm system was so large ­-- nearly 1,000 miles wide at times -- it brought blizzard conditions to West Virginia and 20 foot waves to Lake Michigan. It is projected Sandy will have caused about $30 billion in damages in the United States. To date, the storm claimed more than 100 lives. -- Lloyd Young ( 57 photos total
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Flooded homes in Tuckerton, N.J., on Oct. 30 after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline on Oct. 29. (US Coast Guard via AFP/Getty Images)



2Cars floating in a flooded subterranean basement following Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30 in the Financial District of New York City. The storm has caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard. President Barack Obama has declared the situation a 'major disaster' for large areas of the US East Coast including New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) #



3A resident looks over the remains of burned homes in the Breezy Point neighborhood of New York City on Oct. 30. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation's most densely populated region, swamped New York City's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district. (Keith Bedford/Reuters) #



4Sveinn Storm, owner of Storm Bros. Ice Cream Factory measures the flood waters outside his store in Annapolis, Md., on Oct. 30 in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy that passed through the East Coast. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press) #



5People are evacuated from a neighborhood in Little Ferry, N.J., one day after Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast. (Mehdi Taamallah/AFP/Getty Images) #



6Zoe Jurusik (20) paddle-boards down a flooded city street in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Bethany Beach, Del., on Oct. 30. Millions of people were left reeling in the aftermath of monster storm Sandy on Tuesday as New York City and a wide swathe of the eastern United States struggled with epic flooding and massive power outages. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) #



7US Route 30, the White Horse Pike, one of three major approaches to Atlantic City, N.J., is covered with water from Absecon Bay in this view looking west, during the approach of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29. Hurricane Sandy began battering the US East Coast on Monday with fierce winds and driving rain, as the monster storm shut down transportation, shuttered businesses and sent thousands scrambling for higher ground hours before the worst was due to strike. (Tom Mihalek/Reuters) #



8A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded on Oct. 30 as a result of superstorm Sandy in Hoboken, N.J. (Charles Sykes/Associated Press) #



9Boats cluster together at a marina in Brant Beach, on Long Beach Island of the New Jersey shore a day after superstorm Sandy blew across the New Jersey barrier islands on Oct 29. (Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer via Associated Press) #



10Debris floats around a house pushed off its foundation in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy in East Haven, Conn., on Oct. 30. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (Jessica Hill/Associated Press) #



11The darkened skyline of Manhattan is seen on Oct. 30 one day after Hurricane Sandy hit. Life ground to a virtual halt in parts of southern Manhattan still without power, but many New Yorkers seemed to be taking the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy in stride. (Mehdi Taamallah/AFP/Getty Images) #



12Water rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel), caused by Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29 in the Financial District of New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) #



13Medical workers assist a patient into an ambulance during an evacuation of New York City University's Tisch Hospital on Oct. 29. The New York City hospital is moving out more than 200 patients after its backup generator failed when the power was knocked out by the storm. (John Minchillo/Associated Press) #


31This aerial photo on Oct. 30 shows burned-out homes in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York City. The tiny beachfront neighborhood told to evacuate before Sandy hit New York City burned down as it was inundated by floodwaters, transforming a quaint corner of the Rockaways into a smoke-filled debris field. (Mike Groll/Associated Press) #




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