Hurricane Sandy: After Landfall

Last night, Hurricane Sandy -- the largest Atlantic tropical system on record -- made landfall just south of Atlantic City, New Jersey, bringing winds up to 90 mph (150 kph), and pushing a massive storm surge onto beaches and shorelines. At least 12 deaths have been reported in the United States. These fatalities, when added to the previous toll in the Caribbean, leave Sandy responsible for more taking more than 80 lives to date. Millions across the Eastern Seaboard are now without power, and even more are struggling with rising floodwater. Sandy continues northward, now downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, and those affected are now assessing the damage. Collected here are images of Sandy's aftermath, many from New York City, which suffered widespread blackouts and a record-setting high tide early this morning.
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1. The skyline of lower Manhattan sits in darkness after a preventive power outage in New York October 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic tropical system on record, brought strong winds and dangerous flooding to the East Coast from the mid-Atlantic states to New England.




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2. Streets are flooded under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, New York, on October 29, 2012. 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.




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3. Seawater pours into the Ground Zero construction site in New York, on October 29, 2012.




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4. Firefighters use a saw in an attempt to remove a partially collapsed door due to Hurricane Sandy in New York, on October 29, 2012.




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5. A surveillance camera captures water surging into the PATH station in Hoboken, New Jersey, as it is flooded shortly before 9:30 p.m. on October 29, 2012.




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6. John Constantine makes his way out of his house after winds from Hurricane Sandy toppled a tree fell onto it in Andover, Massachusetts, on October 29, 2012.




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7. The HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, is submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina, on October 29, 2012. Of the 16-person crew, the Coast Guard rescued 14, recovered a woman who was later pronounced dead and are still searching for the captain. The HMS Bounty was built for the 1962 film Mutiny On The Bounty and was also used in Pirates Of The Caribbean.




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8. People photograph as rough surf of the Atlantic Ocean breaks over the beach and across Beach Avenue, on Monday morning, October 29, 2012, in Cape May, New Jersey.




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9. This photo taken Tuesday, October 30, 2012, shows what appear to be transformers exploding (lower right) after much of lower Manhattan lost power during Hurricane Sandy in New York.




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10. Rising water, caused by Hurricane Sandy, rushes into a subterranean parking garage on October 29, 2012, in New York's Financial District.




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11. Firefighters evaluate the scene of an apartment building which had the front wall collapse due to Hurricane Sandy in New York, on October 29, 2012.




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12. A vehicle sits submerged on 14th Street near the Consolidated Edison power plant in New York, on October 29, 2012. Sandy knocked out power to at least 3.1 million people, and New York's main utility said large sections of Manhattan had been plunged into darkness by the storm, with 250,000 customers without power as water pressed into the island from three sides, flooding rail yards, subway tracks, tunnels and roads.




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13. Blackout conditions in Manhattan, after Hurricane Sandy hit, on October 29, 2012.




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14. A man in snorkelling gear and his friend wade through the flooded streets of Brooklyn, New York, on October 29, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the northeastern United States.




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15. A blacked-out New York City skyline, on October 29, 2012.




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16. Residents, lit by police vehicles, stand outside their homes during a power outage in Lower Manhattan, on October 29, 2012. New York power company Consolidated Edison said on Monday that it had shut off power to part of Lower Manhattan to protect electrical equipment and to allow for quicker restoration after Hurricane Sandy passes.




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17. Seawater floods the entrance to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in New York, on October 29, 2012.




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18. New York Fire Department rescue boats, along 14th street, heading toward the East River on a rescue mission in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, on October 29, 2012, in New York.




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19. A man makes his way through floodwaters on the Brooklyn waterfront in New York, on October 29, 2012.




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20. A visitor in a bathrobe does a cartwheel in the rain while visiting an empty Times Square in New York, on October 29, 2012.




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21. A flooded street in New York's Financial District, on on October 29, 2012.




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22. A view of the corner of 34th Street and 1st Street in Manhattan during rains from Hurricane Sandy, on October 29, 2012.




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23. Medical workers assist a patient into an ambulance during an evacuation of New York University's Tisch Hospital, on October 29, 2012. The hospital is moving out more than 200 patients after its backup generator failed when the power was knocked out by Sandy.




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24. People take photos on a darkened flooded street during a blackout in Chelsea, as Hurricane Sandy landed in New York, on October 29, 2012.




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25. Power outage, caused by Hurricane Sandy, on October 29, 2012 in Manhattan, New York.




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26. The lights on the Brooklyn Bridge stand in contrast to the lower Manhattan skyline which has lost its electrical supply, early on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, after megastorm Sandy swept through New York. A record storm surge that was higher than predicted along with high winds damaged the electrical system and plunged millions of people into darkness.




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27. Debris litters a flooded street in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn after the city awakens to the affects of Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in New York.




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28. Boats piled up by storm surge and the high tide lie in a pile at a marina in East Quogue, New York, on October 30, 2012.




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29. Sveinn Storm, owner of Storm Bros. Ice Cream Factory, looks at flood water outside his store in Annapolis, Maryland, on October 30, 2012.




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30. Cars floating in a flooded parking garage entrance, on October 30, 2012 in the Financial District of New York.




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31. Water reaches street level at the West Street entrance to the Battery Park Underpass, on October 30, 2012, in New York.




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32. A car crushed by a tree following Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in New York's Financial District.




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33. A young child is rescued by emergency personnel in Little Ferry, New Jersey, on October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation's most densely populated region, swamped New York's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district.




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34. A "keep off the dunes" sign, buried Tuesday morning in Cape May, New Jersey, after a storm surge from Sandy pushed the Atlantic Ocean over the beach and into the streets, on October 29, 2012.




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35. A dead deer lies among driftwood and debris left by a combination of storm surge from Hurricane Sandy and high tide in Southampton, New York, on October 30, 2012.




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36. Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point is shown in the New York City borough of Queens, on October 30, 2012. The fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses Monday night in the flooded neighborhood. More than 190 firefighters have contained the six-alarm blaze fire, but they are still fighting some pockets of fire.




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37. Widespread damage caused by a multi-structure fire at Breezy Point, in Queens, New York, on October 30, 2012.




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38. A girl stands among homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York, on October 30, 2012.




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39. Homes, devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy, in the Breezy Point section of Queens, New York, on October 30, 2012.




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40. Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point, photographed on October 30, 2012, in New York.




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41. A parking lot full of yellow cabs sits flooded as a result of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in Hoboken, New Jersey.




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42. A 168-foot water tanker, the John B. Caddell, sits on the shore Tuesday morning, October 30, 2012 where it ran aground on Front Street in the Stapleton neighborhood of New York's Staten Island.




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43. A fireman carries a dog to safety from floodwaters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey, on October 30, 2012.




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44. The space shuttle Enterprise is draped with torn fabric that had protected it before Sandy passed though, leaving the spacecraft shrouded on the deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, on the Hudson River in New York, on October 30, 2012.




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45. Heavy surf caused by Hurricane Sandy buckled and tore up Ocean Avenue on October 30, 2012 in Avalon, New Jersey.




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46. Rod Zindani surveys the damage to his Best Of New York Food Deli in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York, on October 30, 2012.




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47. Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in the Rockaways section of New York, on October 30, 2012.




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48. Playground equipment stands surrounded by water pushed up by Hurricane Sandy in Bellport, New York, on October 30, 2012.




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49. A boat rests on the tracks at Metro-North's Ossining Station on the Hudson Line in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, in New York, on October 30, 2012.




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50. Foundations and pilings are all that remain of brick buildings and a boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on October 30, 2012.




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51. A photograph floats just below the surface of a flooded street in the aftermath of Sandy, on October 30, 2012, in Massapequa, New York.




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52. Jenna Webb (left), and Zoe Jurusik, paddle down a flooded city street in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Bethany Beach, Delaware, on October 30, 2012.




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53. As Sandy moves inland, waves pound a lighthouse on the shores of Lake Erie, near Cleveland, Ohio, on October 30, 2012. High winds spinning off the edge of superstorm 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.




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54. Johnny Adinolfi is comforted by neighbor John Vento, right, as he stands in what was once the living room of his home, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012, in Massapequa, New York.