29 Breathtaking Photos Of Hurricane Sandy’s Devastation

Monday night Hurricane Sandy touched down in New York and New Jersey and wrecked havoc, causing massive flooding and millions of dollars in damage. MTA Chairman Joseph J. Lhota said of the storm, “In 108 years, our employees have never faced a challenge like the one that confronts us now.”

1. Atlantic City / Via http:/ / Getty

3. Times Square as seen from a blacked-out lower Manhattan

4. A dark Manhattan as seen from Brooklyn

5. The Empire State Building eerily illuminates a black Manhattan skyline

6. A transformer explodes on 14th Street during the height of the storm.

7. Security camera footage of the Hoboken PATH station as waters rush in

8. Gantry State Park in Long Island City

9. Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn, which is now in the East River

10. Rising waters flooding Ground Zero / Via http:/ / AP

11. Snorkeling in Greenpoint

12. A flooded parking garage in the Financial District / Via http:/ / Getty

13. A deserted and illuminated Times Square

14. Cars floating in a submerged parking garage on Stone Street, lower Manhattan.

15. Flooding in the East Village

16. The 86th Street N station

17. Ambulances race to evacuated NYU Medical Center as reserve power fails

18. A flooded subway station at 148th Street/Lennox Terminal

19. Fires in Queens during the early hours of Tuesday morning

20. A 700-ton tanker on Staten Island moved a mile from where it had been moored

21. Breezy Point, Queens, after massive fires destroyed 50-plus homes / Via http:/ / AP

22. Hurricane Sandy leaves a rainbow over Manhattan as it dissipates

23. Another shocking photo of the debris left by fires in Breezy Point, Queens / Via http:/ / AP

24. Brooklyn Battery Tunnel flooded, Tuesday morning

25. Laguardia Airport, Tuesday morning

26. A time lapse taken from the top of the New York Times building of the storm rolling into the city

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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