18 Eerie, Deserted Photos Ahead Of Hurricane Sandy

All the disturbing, empty vistas of the apocalypse, without all those pesky zombies. As East Coast cities shut down, journalists captured the lack of bustling humanity. posted on

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Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

A view shows the Holland Tunnel before being shut down for weather conditions while Hurricane Sandy approaches New Jersey, October 29, 2012.

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Tom Mihalek / Reuters

U.S. Route 30, the White Horse Pike, one of three major approaches to Atlantic City, New Jersey, is covered with water from Absecon Bay.

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Tom Mihalek / Reuters

A gas station along U.S. Route 30, the White Horse Pike, one of three major approaches to Atlantic City, New Jersey, is submerged in water.

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Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

A beach fence is washed up onto the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, as Hurricane Sandy intensifies, October 29, 2012.

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Lucas Jackson / Reuters

An abandoned home is inundated with water at Shinnecock Bay in Southampton, New York, October 29, 2012.

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Alex Dominguez / AP

In Baltimore’s Fells Point waterfront neighborhood, some streets near the harbor, normally filled with the cars of residents and visitors, are deserted Monday morning,

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Andrew Kelly / Reuters

Sandbags block the entrance of the New York Stock Exchange in downtown Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy made its approach in New York, October 29, 2012.

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Andrew Kelly / Reuters

Rising waters break the banks at Battery Park as Hurricane Sandy makes its approach in New York, October 29, 2012.

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Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Aaron Donovan

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Spencer Platt / Getty Images

Much of Manhattan was free of traffic as Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the area on October 29, 2012 in New York City.

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Richard Drew / AP

The floor of the New York Stock Exchange is empty of traders, October 29, 2012, in New York.

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Andrew Burton / Getty Images

Balloons lie on the side of the closed FDR Drive as Hurricane Sandy moves closer to the area on October 29, 2012 in New York.

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Tom Mihalek / Reuters

The Trump Plaza Casino and other properties with doors covered with sheets of plywood for protection from Hurricane Sandy, are seen on the Atlantic City boardwalk as the storm approaches.

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Tom Mihalek / Reuters

A seagull stands in the middle of a deserted Atlantic City boardwalk as Hurricane Sandy approaches.

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Mario Tama / Getty Images

Rain falls on a nearly deserted road ahead of Hurricane Sandy on October 28, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

A wall of water batters what remains of the fishing pier in Ocean City, Maryland, as Hurricane Sandy intensifies, October 29, 2012.

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Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Benches stand flooded by the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy in Shinnecock Hills, New York, October 29, 2012.

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Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Streets are deserted as Hurricane Sandy comes ashore in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, October 29, 2012.

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