Hurricane Sandy has passed, but not without leaving plenty of damage. The wind and surge has knocked down trees, flooded the shores and knocked out power. Here are some of the photos I was able to capture after the storm.
The subway stations on the southern section of Manhattan are all well below sea level. The surge, and some rain, overwhelmed the stations. This picture was taken from the 2nd floor of the station so the entire 1st floor is under water. To make matters worse, there will be a lot of salt deposits left after the water clears up. Salt will promote corrosion of all the metal parts in the station.
The wind was strong enough to knock down massive trees around the Museum of Natural History. The rain helped soften up the ground and made it easier for the trees to get uprooted.
The wind even took out some signs and parking meters. These signs were tied up to keep them from blowing around and creating further damage.
Probably the most talked about story from the aftermath of the storm is the damaged crane in midtown New York. The crane is at the top of what will be the tallest residential building in New York. It is still to be seen how this massive problem will be fixed. For the time being a 2 block radius has been setup around the crane and the area evacuated.
New Jersey was hit particularly hard by the surge. Low lying areas along the shore were simply overwhelmed. The photo above is from the Hoboken area.
If you want to make a donation to help the hurricane disaster relief efforts, visit the Red Cross.