Oct 30, 2012

At least 16 dead after Sandy devastates New Jersey, swamps Lower Manhattan

New York, NY
Seaside Heights, NJ
Breezy Point, Queens, NY
Atlantic City, NJ
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
Fairfield, CT
USA
by
Fredrick Kunkle, Laura Vozzella and Jeremy Borden
,
Washington Post
Monica Martin watches the pounding surf from the boardwalk as Hurricane Sandy approaches Ocean City. Photo: Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post
Monica Martin watches the pounding surf from the boardwalk as Hurricane Sandy approaches Ocean City. Photo: Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post

Hurricane Sandy 2012, one of the largest and fiercest storms to menace the East Coast in years, lost some power but still packed a devastating wallop that slammed into New Jersey on Monday evening with torrential rains, howling winds and widespread flooding...The powerful storm transformed some of Atlantic City’s streets into rivers and inundated parts of Lower Manhattan, water forming whitewater cascades in Ground Zero and swamping New York’s financial district. Part of Manhattan’s storied skyline went dark as power failed for more than 250,000 customers south of Midtown, some of an estimated 7.5 million people on the eastern seaboard who lost power.