This is what Hurricane Sandy did to parts of New York City and New Jersey. Although precautions were taken as expected, the storm was a little more aggressive and vigorous than anticipated. Most of the states on the East Coast were battered mercilessly by Sandy, including North Carolina and Connecticut. Funny, I was just in NC last week.
|New York City after Sandy. Posted by a friend on Facebook|
|New York City during Sandy|
This whole unfortunate even is made even more dramatic because these are states not used to hurricanes or hurricane-related events. Some places in NYC, Queens experienced fires along with Sandy.
|One World Trade Center Renovation Site flooded by hurricane Sandy|
Thankfully, not everywhere was completely disastrous. I, for one feel like I am lucky. Although the power went out for a full day and trees fell in my neighborhood and power outage occurred at work (MBL) and Brown cancelled classes for a couple of days, I am safe and my family in NY is safe. My brother and his family are safe. It's surprising how close to the water I live, yet did not experience any damages. I am thankful for that and pray that those that were affected will have a good and rapid recovery. The next two pictures are taken by me in front of my house (all other pics I got off news website, the atlantic.com and Facebook). There are lots of trees in my area.
|I live next to a golf course with trees lining the edges. Some of these trees fell during Sandy|
The next few pictures I drew from the atlantic.com (http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/10/hurricane-sandy-after-landfall/100396/). It really captures the damage and aftermath of hurricane Sandy. The pictures are of many different states along the East Coast that I decided to upload them here.
Nature is majestic and terrifying.