Hurricane Sandy ripped through a portion of the United States yesterday, leaving a trail flooding and destruction behind. Though the hurricane was only a category one — something everyone in the southeast portion of the States scoffs at while hanging out on their porches during the height of a storm — various areas the hurricane hit, such as New York and New Jersey, aren’t built to withstand such weather. If you were paying attention to social media, some Hurricane Sandy images probably slipped into your feed, regardless of where you’re from. We’ve collected some striking pictures the storm left in its wake, which you can check out below.
No. 1 | Hanging Crane
One of the two pictures floating around that's becoming the iconic Sandy image, a crane precariously hangs from a high-rise in Manhattan. (via)
No. 2 | Flooding at Ground Zero
The other picture that's becoming an iconic Hurricane Sandy image, flooding at Ground Zero. (via)
No. 3 | East Village Flooding
A shot of a flooded East Village. (via)
No. 4 | Financial District Garage
Hurricane Sandy floods a parking garage in the Financial District. (via)
No. 5 | Atlantic City Flooding
A shot of a flooded Atlantic City. (via)
No. 6 | Red Hook, Brooklyn
Red Hook sits on a coast of Brooklyn, so it was bound to flood. (via)
No. 7 | Atlantic City Boardwalk
Devastation at the Atlantic City boardwalk. (via)
We hope all of you that experienced the storm are safe, and are toughing out the potential lack of power, Internet, and transportation.