Hurricane Sandy Leaves Trails of Destruction, disbelief in its Path
Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast, taken during a search and rescue mission by the New Jersey Army National Guard on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
Robert Connolly, left, embraces his wife Laura as they survey the remains of the home owned by her parents that burned to the ground in the Breezy Point section of New York, Tuesday. More than 80 homes were destroyed in the fire which swept through the oceanfront community during superstorm Sandy. At right is their son, Kyle.
A blacked out lower Manhattan seen from Dumbo, Brooklyn after Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday evening.
People congregate in front of a building that still has wireless internet access in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York City on Tuesday night.
People congregate in front of a building that still has wireless internet access in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York on Tuesday.
Stephanie Sikaris, of Union, NJ (with red bandana) waits in line with others to fill up her gas containers at an Exxon station on Route 22. She needs the gas to feed the generator she bought on Monday from Home Depot. "This looks like it may take a while (to get the power on) but hey, it could be worse, right?" she said.
Firefighters work in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City, where over 80 homes were destroyed in a fire during Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy: A Once-in-a-Generation Storm
This aerial photo shows burned-out homes in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough New York after a fire on Tuesday.
Sebastian Romatowski wades through knee-deep water across from his home, background, right, on 2nd Avenue that was flooded from the effects of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday in Bayville, N.Y. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses.
Workers from local power company Pepco repair power lines in the Woodley Park neighborhood in the wake of Hurricane Sandy Tuesday in Washington, D.C. The death toll from superstorm Sandy has risen to at least 35 in the United States and Canada, and was expected to climb further as several people remained missing, officials said. Officials in the states of Connecticut, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia all reported deaths from the massive storm system, while Toronto police said a Canadian woman was killed by flying debris.
Cars traveling the Grafton road, south of Morgantown, W.Va., turn through fallen trees and tree limbs resulting from a heavy snowfall Tuesday morning. The storm that hit late Monday and into Tuesday dumped up to 19 inches of snow in West Virginia, cutting electricity to about 268,000 customers at its peak and closing dozens of roads.
Homes are flooded after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline in this U.S. Coast Guard handout photo of Tuckerton, New Jersey on Tuesday. In the storm's wake, President Obama issued federal emergency decrees for New York and New Jersey, declaring that "major disasters" existed in both states. One disaster-forecasting company predicted economic losses could ultimately reach $20 billion (12.4 billion pounds), only half insured.
Residents survey the damage after Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday in Ocean City, New Jersey. Sandy made landfall last night on the New Jersey coastline bringing heavy winds and record floodwaters. At least two dozen people were reported killed in the United States as millions of people in the eastern United States are experiencing widespread power outages, flooded homes and downed trees.
People take photos at water filling the Bowling Green subway station in Battery Park in New York on Tuesday as New Yorkers cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The storm left large parts of New York City without power and transportation.
Deputy Cliff Tice of the Dare County Sheriff's Department walks down damaged and impassable NC 12 leading into Mirlo Beach in Rodanthe, N.C. on Tuesday. People on North Carolina's Outer Banks are facing some flooding and damage from Hurricane Sandy, but emergency management officials say it could have been worse. North Carolina Transportation Department spokeswoman Greer Beaty said the highway was closed Tuesday until crews inspect the road.
Hurricane Sandy: Super Storm Slams East Coast States
People in New York's Tribeca neighborhood, without power because of superstorm Sandy, wait for a chance to charge their mobile phones on an available generator setup on a sidewalk, Tuesday.
A man bails out his car that got flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York on Tuesday.
People walk across the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday as train service is still shut down after Hurricane Sandy's passage through New York City
Miatid Amini makes his way with his family onto John Mercadante's truck in Moonachie, N.J. on Tuesday, assisted by Frank Mercadante, right.
Powerful storm surges from Hurricane Sandy caused a 170-foot long tanker to run aground in Staten Island, New York on Tuesday. The storm caused severe flooding and damage including power outage for millions of New Yorkers.
Rod Zindani surveys the damage to his Best of New York Food Deli in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York on Tuesday.
A fallen tree engulfs a vehicle on East Broadway in lower Manhattan, in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, onTuesday in New York City.
Residents walk past debris near the Con Edison 14 street and Avenue C power plant in Manhattan's Lower East Side on Tuesday.
Foundations and pilings are all that remain of brick buildings and a boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., Tuesday, after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast.
Aerial View Of Atlantic City, New Jersey Coastline After Hurricane Sandy Destruction
Sand and debris covers the streets near the shore in Atlantic City, N.J., on Tuesday.
People gather to watch the surf pound homes along the beach in Fairfield, Conn., on Tuesday after Hurricane Sandy came ashore
A man walks past cottages damaged by Hurricane Sandy on Roy Carpenter's Beach in the village of Matunuck, in South Kingstown, R.I. on Tuesday.
A firefighter leaves a destroyed home in Pasadena, Md., Tuesday. The homeowner was killed overnight when a tree fell on his home during the passing storm.
An elderly resident is carried over flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey on Tuesday.
Glenn Heartley pulls on a rope attached to his car in Chincoteague, Va., Tuesday. Heartley and his wife were swept off the road into the shallow creek during Hurricane Sandy's arrival on Monday.
Emergency personnel rescue a resident from flood waters in Little Ferry, New Jersey on Tuesday.
Waves pound a lighthouse on the shores of Lake Erie Tuesday, near Cleveland. High winds spinning off the edge of Hurricane Sandy took a vicious swipe at northeast Ohio early Tuesday, uprooting trees, cutting power to hundreds of thousands, closing schools and flooding parts of major commuter arteries that run along Lake Erie.
A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday in Hoboken, NJ.
Residents walk along Broadway Avenue as they inspect damage from Hurricane Sandy in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey on Tuesday.
People stand among homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York on Tuesday.
Residents make their way through flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey.
A videographer captures the scene where a tree crushed a house in Toronto on Tuesday.
Residents walk by debris left by Hurricane Sandy on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland on Tuesday.
A boat floats in the driveway of a home in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Tuesday in Lindenhurst, N.Y.
A man photographs a home damaged during a storm at Breezy Point in the New York City borough of Queens on Tuesday. The fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses Monday night in an area flooded by Hurricane Sandy.
Trent Risley, 11, looks at power lines knocked down by Hurricane Sandy in Scituate, Mass., on Tuesday follwoing Hurrican Sandy.
Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point on the Tuesday, morning in in the New York City borough of Queens. The fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses Monday night in the flooded neighborhood. More than 190 firefighters have contained the six-alarm blaze but they are still putting out some pockets of fire.
Emergency personnel rescue residents from flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, N.J., on Tuesday morning.
A dead deer is pictured with driftwood and debris left by a combination of storm surge from Hurricane Sandy and high tide in Southampton, New York on Tuesday.
Water reaches street level of the West Street entrance to the flooded Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Tuesday in New York.
Sveinn Storm, owner of Storm Bros. Ice Cream Factory measures the flood waters outside his store in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday.
Kim Johnson looks over the destruction near her seaside apartment in Atlantic City, N.J., Tuesday morning.
Cars floating in a flooded subterranian basement following Hurricaine Sandy on Tuesday in the Financial District of New York.
A security guard walks through a flooded street in the financial district of Manhattan, New York early on Tuesday. NYSE Euronext said it is preparing to implement a new contingency plan to help resume stalled U.S. equity trading, and added that its famed trading floor is not yet damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
New York City firefighters battle a blaze on Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Belle Harbor, New York in the early hours on Tuesday. In the nearby community of Breezy Point, 80 homes were destroyed by fire.
A view from Exchange Place shows the skyline of lower Manhattan in darkness after a preventive power outage on Oct. 30. Millions of people in the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to flooded homes, fallen trees and widespread power outages caused by Sandy, which swamped New York City's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district.
Floodwaters enter the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (former Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel), which was closed on Oct. 29 ahead of Sandy. New York City shut all three of its airports, its subways, schools, stock exchanges, Broadway theaters and closed several bridges and tunnels.
Streets are flooded under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn on Oct. 29.
Customers and staff ride out the storm by candlelight at the Greenwich Village restaurant French Roast in New York in the early hours of Tuesday. New York power company Consolidated Edison Inc. said that it had shut off power to part of Lower Manhattan to protect electrical equipment and to allow for quicker restoration after Sandy passes.
Paramedics evacuate patients from New York University Tisch Hospital due to a power outage as Sandy makes its approach on Monday.
Sea water floods the Ground Zero construction site, Monday, Oct. 29 , in Manhattan.
Fire and rescue personnel lead a boat of ConEd power workers through flood waters after their power station was flooded Monday night.
Lower Manhattan goes dark during superstorm Sandy, on Monday, Oct. 29. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain.
A deluge of water floods the Battery Tunnel in Manhattan as superstorm Sandy moves across the NYC area Monday night.
A street is flooded in the Financial District of Manhattan by Hurricane Sandy Monday night.
A surveillance camera captures flooding in a PATH station in Hoboken, N.J., shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Monday.
Residents carry sandbags to slow the flooding of their building as the East River overflows into the Dumbo section of the Brooklyn borough of New York, as Sandy moves through the area, on Monday night.
Rising water, caused by Sandy, rushes into a subterranean parking garage, Monday, in the Financial District of New York City.
The corner of 34th and 1st Street in Manhattan is flooded during rains from superstorm Sandy on Monday.
A truck passes a flooded gas station in Brooklyn, N.Y. as Sandy soaks the area on Monday, Oct. 29.
Flood waters surround a car in Hoboken, N.J on Monday night. Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, roared ashore with fierce winds and heavy rain near Atlantic City, N.J. after forcing evacuations, shutting down transportation and interrupting the presidential campaign.
People look out on a flooded pier as the effects of Hurricane Sandy are felt in Rockaway Beach, New York, on Monday October 29. Nearly 130,000 households were without power late 29 October in areas near Washington and New York as a result of Hurricane Sandy, regional authorities and power company officials said. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said there were an estimated 47,000 households without power in and around the city, while in the Washington and Baltimore, Maryland, areas, power companies reported about 80,000 households blacked out.
The inlet section of Atlantic City, N.J., as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Monday. Sandy made landfall at 8 p.m. near Atlantic City, which was already mostly under water.
HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, submerged in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C., on Monday. The Coast Guard rescued 14 of the 16 crew members by helicopter. Hours later, rescuers found one of the missing crew members, but she was unresponsive. They are still searching for the captain.
Vehicles are submerged on 14th Street near the Consolidated Edison power plant, Monday, in New York.
A shopper stands between empty frozen food containers and half-empty shelves in the refridgerated section of a grocery store that was depleted ahead of Hurricane Sandy, in Alexandria, Va., on Monday.
People look up at a crane that hangs precariously from the side of 157 W. 57th Street after wind damaged it before the expected landfall of Hurricane Sandy in New York City on Monday, October 29. US President Barack Obama urged residents to follow warnings from local officials as hurricane Sandy barrels toward the East Coast.
The remains of scaffolding from above a Starbucks lies on the ground in lower Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the area on October 29 in New York City. The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City bus, subway and commuter rail service as of Sunday evening.
John Edgecombe II, who is homeless, takes refuge from the rain and wind at a bus stop on Ward Circle on October 29 in Washington.
Snow plows move through the mountains of West Virginia on Monday in Randolph County, West Virginia. Sandy was set to collide with a wintry storm from the west and cold air streaming down from the Arctic. The combination superstorm could menace some 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation, from the East Coast to the Great Lakes.
People brave high winds and blowing sand as they watch the rising surf at Coney Island Beach in the Brooklyn borough of New York as Hurricane Sandy arrives on Monday, Oct. 29. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain.
Waves crash over homes along the shoreline in Milford, Connecticut on Mohday. The monster storm bearing down on the U.S. east coast, strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground.
Residents take a dip in the big surf in Ocean City, Maryland, as Hurricane Sandy intensifies on Monday. About 50 million people from the Mid-Atlantic to Canada were in the path of the nearly 1,000-mile-wide storm, which forecasters said could be the largest to hit the mainland in U.S. history.
Water from the Hudson River spills over a wall, flooding the street in front of the train station in Hoboken, New Jersey on Monday.
A spectator watches and tries to photograph the surf hitting the sea wall as Hurricane Sandy approaches, in Lynn, Mass. on Monday.
People make their way up a flooded Guy Lomardo Avenue as high tide and winds from Hurricane Sandy combine to flood the area on Monday in Freeport, New York.
A woman watches the waves along the beach at 122nd street in the Queens borough of New York on Monday. Hurricane Sandy strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground, public transport shut down and the stock market closed.
A truck drives through water pushed over a road by Hurricane Sandy in Southampton, N.Y., Monday morning.
A woman walks her dog by sandbags in Battery Park in lower Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy made its approach toward New York City on Monday.
Water floods a street in Atlantic City, N.J., as Hurricane Sandy heads north off the coast. Gov. Chris Christie's emergency declaration shut down the city's casinos and at least 30,000 residents were ordered to evacuate.
Standing on the beach, Chrissy Ehrhart and her daughter, Marly Brooks, 9, of Berlin, Md., watch the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which has yet to arrive in the region.
As Hurricane Sandy approached the East Coast, waves are seen pummeling the decking, squirting between the boards and spraying kids' bikes at the front door of an apartment on Edgewater Avenue in Ocean City, Md., on Sunday.
A house on Atlantic Avenue bears a message reflecting the owner's sentiments about the previous hurricane and the approaching Hurricane Sandy in Margate, N.J., Oct. 28.
President Barack Obama asks a question during a briefing about Hurricane Sandy, at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, Oct. 28
Earth movers build protective berms on Compo Beach as the first signs of Hurricane Sandy approach on Oct. 28, in Westport, Conn.
A maintenance worker attaches plywood to a sidewalk grate at the 2 Broadway building of Lower Manhattan in New York, Oct. 28.
A news crew wades through sea foam blown onto Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Oct. 28, as wind and rain from Sandy move into the area.
High winds blow sea foam into the air across Jeanette's Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Oct. 28.
Pepco (Potomac Electric Power Company) worker Ryan Labossiere replaces electric cables as part of routine maintenance on Wisconsin Avenue (seen below in the reflection of a car's side mirror) in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 27, the day before Hurricane Sandy is set to strike the region. Pepco said it has requested more than 3,000 additional personnel from other electric utilities to assist the D.C.-area power company with the effects of the impending storm.
Jean Marie Brennan walks along the jetty at Lighthouse Point Park as Hurricane Sandy passes offshore in Ponce Inlet, Fla., on Oct. 26. Slow-moving Hurricane Sandy, a late season Atlantic storm unlike anything seen in more than two decades, slogged toward the U.S. East Coast on Friday after leaving a trail of destruction across the Caribbean.
A woman looks at a fallen tree on top of her house after Hurricane Sandy hit Santiago de Cuba on Thursday. Reports from the city of 500,000 people, about 470 miles southeast of Havana, spoke of significant damage, with many homes damaged or destroyed.