Top 6 Images Of Hurricane Sandy’s Destruction

Hurricane Sandy hit the Eastern seaboard of the United States with a vengeance yesterday. A 900 mile stretch of mid-Atlantic states took the brunt of the beating, with huge portions of New York City and Atlantic City under water. Experts say repairing the damage could already cost billions, and with Sandy set to continue as a non-tropical storm throughout New England, the price could climb higher still.

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In case you’ve ever doubted that climate change is really happening, and that it is changing Earth’s weather patterns to favor bigger and more dangerous storms, we’ve rounded up six bone-shaking images of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction from the past 48 hours. Climate change won’t wait while we debate about semantics or complain that it’s not fair for big polluters to have to clean up their act. It’s here. It’s happening now. And we’re already losing the battle.

1. Hurricane Sandy vs. Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Sandy dwarfs Hurricane Irene in size.
Source: OurAmazingPlanet

2. Cars destroyed in NYC (pre-flooding)

hurricane sandy destruction

3. Vehicles are submerged on 14th Street near the Consolidated Edison power plant in New York (the plant would later blow a transformer). This photo via the Hurricane Sandy Facebook page. Yes, that’s a real thing.

hurricane sandy flooded cars

4. A shark swims in a New Jersey yard that has been flooded by Hurricane Sandy – via WBTW News 13 (this photo is unverified)

hurricane sandy new jersey

5. Empire State Building powers on in the darkness.hurricane sandy empire state building

6. Ground Zero – via the AP’s John Minchillo

hurricane sandy ground zero

Our hearts and prayers go out to those in America affected by this disaster. Please do what you can to help those in need today, and in the days to come.

 

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Image via NASA/Flickr

69 comments

LMj Mallory

PS. Thank you for info.

LMj Mallory

PS. Thank you for info.

LMj Mallory

Dont get shark pic?...

LMj Mallory

Dont get shark pic?...

Susan S.
Susan S.3 years ago

God is tired of HIS people NOT listening to His warnings about "don't mess with Mother Nature",Love Your Fellow Man/Woman, and "Live by My teachings".

And we, as arrogant humans, who think we know best,--just keep right on ignoring His word.
Will we EVER learn???? I can only pray for my self, my family and my fellow man , that we wake up before it's too late.
May God have mercy on us all.

Helen Krummenacker

Yes, take out the shark photo, it isn't true.

Pamela W.
Pamela W.3 years ago

Please take #4 down, that has been proven a fake. I mean really, every time we have one of these really bad storms we get these ridiculous shark photos!

Veronique L.
Veronique L.3 years ago

The shark swimming there seems so out of place...

Veronique L.
Veronique L.3 years ago

Heartbreaking pictures...as a French woman, I am so sorry for you, American people in distress.

Summerannie Moon
Summerannie M.3 years ago

Wow... amazing images