The Northeast awoke to devastation in the wake of Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy. To say that the superstorm wreaked havoc across the U.S. and the Islands is an understatement.
A quick overview of Sandy’s casualties:
- 57 dead in the Caribbean
- 30 deaths in the U.S.
- 8 million people without power
- Record-breaking 15 feet sea water surge
- 15,000 flights canceled
The storm’s effects have been well documented. Here are 13 of the most devastating photos thus far.
Ground Zero overrun by sea water. (Photo: John Minchillo/AP)
A crane dangles near a building construction site in Manhattan. (Photo: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Sandy left a sea of bricks in Santiago de Cuba. (Photo: Desmond Boylan/Reuters)
Part of a house whipped off in Kingston, Jamaica (Photo: Collin Reid/AP)
Hurricane Sandy caused massive floods in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Photo: Swoan Parker/Reuters)
Subway station is flooded in Hoboken, NJ. (Photo: Port Authority of New York/NJ)
Beach Avenue is flooded. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Cars submerged in a New York parking garage. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty)
Patients evacuated from NYU Langone after a power failure. (Photo: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)
Sandy's landfall in Atlantic City, NJ, washed away most of the famous Boardwalk. (Photo: ABC News)
An abandoned house at Shinnecock Bay in Southampton, NY. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)
Hurricane Sandy in the Atlantic Ocean (Photo: NASA/Getty)
If you’d like to help victims of the hurricane, text “Red Cross” to 90999 to make a donation.