Thursday 25 December 2014

Pictures: Superstorm Sandy hits East Coast

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MERRICK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Framed by a mangled dock, workers at the Open Bay Marina make repairs in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in Merrick, New York. Superstorm Sandy, which has left millions without power or water, continues to effect business and daily life throughout much of the eastern seaboard. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: People stand in a queue for basic supplies like diapers, food and water at a distribution center November 1, 2012 in New York City. Limited public transit has returned to New York. With the death toll continuing to rise and millions of homes and businesses without power, the U.S. east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
This aerial photo shows a new break in the island across Route 35 at the Herbert Street bridge in Mantoloking, New Jersey in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy
KEANSBURG, NJ - NOVEMBER 01: Damaged rides and debris are strewn across the Keansburg Amusement Park after Superstorm Sandy swept across the region, on November 1, 2012 in Keansburg, New Jersey. Superstorm Sandy, which has left millions without power or water, continues to effect business and daily life throughout much of the eastern seaboard. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
*** BESTPIX *** NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 1: The flooded Hugh L. Carey Tunnel is seen November 1, 2012 in New York City. Limited public transit has returned to New York. With the death toll continuing to rise and millions of homes and businesses without power, the U.S. east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Boats sit on a property on Bayberry Avenue in Merrick, New York
The remnants of a roller coast sits in the surf three days after Hurricane Sandy came ashore in Seaside Heights, New Jersey November 1, 2012. At least 82 people in North America died in the superstorm, which ravaged the northeastern United States on Monday night, and officials said the count could climb higher as rescuers searched house-to-house through coastal towns. REUTERS/Steve Nesius (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Joseph Leader, vice president and chief maintenance officer of New York City Transit and Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), stands in a flooded stairwell which leads down to a platform beneath street level at the flooded South Ferry-Whitehall Subway Terminal, which serves the 1, R and N subway lines, in lower Manhattan October 31, 2012. New York City Subways remain suspended and power in nearly all of lower Manhattan was still out Wednesday as the U.S. Northeast began an arduous slog back to normal on Wednesday after historic storm Sandy crippled transportation, knocked out power for millions and killed at least 64 people with a massive storm surge that caused epic flooding. Seen in the picture is a map of the original topography of Manhattan Island. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT)
Residents return to their destroyed homes in Brighton, New York on October 31, 2012. New York City and the sodden U.S. Northeast began an arduous journey back to normal on Wednesday after mammoth storm Sandy killed at least 64 people in a rampage that swamped coastal cities and cut power to millions. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
People sit in a bar lit by candlelight in the Lower East Village in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 31, 2012
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This aerial photo shows destroyed homes left in the wake of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Seaside Heights, N.J. New Jersey got the brunt of Sandy, which made landfall in the state and killed six people. More than 2 million customers were without power as of Wednesday afternoon, down from a peak of 2.7 million. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
People walk by an overturned car in the street in Queens, New York October 30, 2012 in the aftermath of the storm Sandy. The U.S. Northeast began crawling back to normal on Wednesday after monster storm Sandy crippled transportation, knocked out power for millions and killed at least 45 people in nine states with a massive storm surge and rain that caused epic flooding. Photo taken October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Schor (UNITED STATES)
Men dispose of shopping carts full of food damaged by Storm Sandy at the Fairway supermarket in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. The food was contaminated by flood waters that rose to approximately four feet in the store during the storm. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
An American flag stands on top of the devastated Rockaway beach boardwalk due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Queens borough of New York November 1, 2012. New York power company Consolidated Edison Inc said Thursday it still had about 659,400 homes and businesses without power three days after monster storm Sandy slammed into the U.S. East Coast. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
This aerial photo shows a destroyed house along the central New Jersey shore on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. New Jersey got the brunt of Sandy, which made landfall in the state and killed six people. More than 2 million customers were without power as of Wednesday afternoon, down from a peak of 2.7 million. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Soldiers from the National Guard man a checkpoint to keep people out of the community of Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright, New Jersey, October 31, 2012. New York City and the sodden U.S. Northeast began an arduous journey back to normal on Wednesday after mammoth storm Sandy killed at least 64 people in a rampage that swamped coastal cities and cut power to millions. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER MILITARY)
A man sits on a bench in the early morning hours outside the New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Reuters
Aerial photo showing the burnt-out homes in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York. Photo: AP
People look at one of many homes badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy is pictured in the Cosey Beach neighbourhood of East Haven, Connecticut. Photo: Reuters
The John B. Caddell, a 168-foot water tanker, lies grounded on the shore in the Stapleton neighbourhood of New York's Staten Island. Photo: AP
A road leading into Mirlo Beach in Rodanthe, North Carolina, is buckled from pounding surf whipped up by Sandy. Photo: AP
Downed power lines and a battered road is what superstorm Sandy left behind as people walk off the flooded Seaside Heights island. Photo: AP
Queens in New York. Photo: Niall Cremin
This photo made available by the New Jersey Governor's Office shows flooding on the bay side of Seaside, New Jersey. Photo: Reuters
Aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard. Photo: Reuters
Ocean Ave in Avalon, New Jersey is buckled due to heavy surf caused by Superstorm Sandy. Photo: Getty Images
Powerful waves pound a lighthouse on the shores of Lake Erie near Cleveland. Photo: AP
A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of superstorm Sandy in Hoboken, New Jersey. Photo: AP
Taxis sit in a flooded lot after Hurricane Sandy in Hoboken, New Jersey. Photo: Getty Images
With the Capitol in the background, a jogger passes a fallen large oak tree on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Photo: AP
One of many homes badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy is pictured in the Cosey Beach neighborhood of East Haven, Connecticut. Photo: Reuters
One of many homes badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy is pictured in the Cosey Beach neighborhood of East Haven, Connecticut. Photo: Reuters
Emergency personnel stand in front of a tree that fell on a house after being toppled by winds from the remnants of Sandy in the east end of Toronto. Photo: Reuters
This photo provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York shows a boat resting on the tracks at Metro-North's Ossining Station
Fishing huts destroyed by Hurricane Sandy are seen on an island near Fire Island, New York. Photo: Reuters
A damaged house is seen after Hurricane Sandy passed through in the greatly affected community of Atlantique on Fire Island, New York. Photo: Reuters
People view the area where a 2000-foot section of the uptown boardwalk was destroyed by flooding in Atlantic City. Photo: Getty Images
People walk past debris in the area where the boardwalk was destroyed in Atlantic City. Photo: Getty Images
The South Ferry subway station entrance in Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Reuters
People stop along the Brooklyn waterfront to look at the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline, in New York. Much of lower Manhattan is without electric power following the impact of superstorm Sandy. Photo: AP
Water reaches street level at the West Street entrance to the Battery Park Underpass in NEw York. Photo: AP
The Plaza along Water Street in lower Manhattan is flooded after Superstorm Sandy hit New York City
A firefighter walks through the remains of homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough in New York. Photo: Reuters
A view of the remains of homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy at the Breezy Point. Photo: Reuters
Much of the New York City skyline sits in darkness after Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Getty Images
Homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy are seen at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York. Photo: Reuters
Damage caused by the fire at Breezy Point in the Queens borough of New York. Photo: AP
Boats piled up by storm surge and the high tide lie in a pile at a marina in East Quogue, New York. Photo: Reuters
Cars floating in a flooded subterranian basement following Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Getty Images
Portable upended flood dikes are viewed on a flooded street in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn. Photo: Getty Images
Elaine Belviso, 72, is rescued from her flooded home by Suffolk County police after being trapped there overnight. Photo: AP
A couple walks in the rain as a darkened Manhattan is viewed after much of the city lost electricity due to the affects of Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Getty Images
Pieces of lumber displaced from a yard by rising flood waters are seen beneath Manhattan Bridge in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York. Photo: Reuters
The Empire State Building and Midtown Manhattan are dark in this view from Jersey City, N.J. Photo: AP
New York Firefighters look up at the facade of a four-story building on 14th Street and 8th Avenue that collapsed onto the sidewalk. Photo: AP
Firefighters evaluate the scene of an apartment building which had the front wall collapse due to Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Getty Images
Consolidated Edision trucks are submerged on 14th Street near the ConEd power plant. Photo: AP
Sea water floods the Ground Zero construction site in New York. Photo: AP
Power outage in Manhattan, New York. Photo: Getty Images
A combination of photos shows above, lower Manhattan dark after the hybrid storm Sandy on Monday and below a fully lit skyline. Photo: AP
A fire burns at least two dozen homes in a flooded neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. Photo: AP
Lower Manhattan is plunged into darkness during superstorm Sandy, as seen from the Brooklyn Heights promenade in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Photo: AP
Streets are flooded under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, N.Y. Photo: AP
A still taken from a surveillance camera capturing footage of water engulfing an underground station in Hoboken, N.J. Photo: AP
The storm surge engulfs the Inlet section of Atlantic City, N.J. Photo: AP
Storm surf kicked up by the high winds from Hurricane Sandy break onto homes in Southampton, New York. Photo: Reuters
Medical workers assist a patient into an ambulance during an evacuation of New York University Tisch Hospital. Photo: AP
FDNY inflatable boats travel along 14th street towards the East River on a rescue mission in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in New York. Photo: AP
Vehicles are submerged on 14th Street near the Consolidated Edison power plant in New York. Photo: AP
An uprooted tree blocks 7th street near Avenue D in the East Village as a result of high winds from Sandy. Photo: AP
Hurricane Sandy approaching the densely populated US East Coast at 1:35 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (17:35 Universal Time) on October 29, 2012. Photo: Getty Images
Water rushes into the Carey Tunnel in the Financial District of New York. Photo: Getty Images
A collapsed crane dangles beside a building in New York. Photo: Reuters
HMS Bounty, a 180-foot (54.86 meters) tall ship, sinks beneath the waves after being hit by Hurricane Sandy
Rising water, caused by Hurricane Sandy, rushes into a subterranian parking garage. Photo: Getty Images

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