Map of areas on the East coast affected by Hurricane Sandy (Weather.com).
Hurricane Sandy continues its course over the East coast of the United States, leaving floods and power outages in its wake. Dubbed “Frankenstorm” for its proximity to Halloween and the “perfect storm” because it is the result of the clash of a hurricane and Arctic air mass, it has already caused several deaths in the Caribbean.
Here are just three of the hundreds of photographs of Hurricane Sandy’s effects along its path. As a side note, beware of the ones that are fake. Several photos have gone viral over social media only to be proven they were taken on a different occasion or photoshopped.
People sitting on the rooftop of a home in the neighborhood of Barquita in Santo Domingo (The Baltimore Sun via Ricardo Rojas/Reuters).
Flooded 16th Street in front of Layton’s restaurant in Ocean City (USA Today via Laura Emmons/Salisbury Daily Times).
View of Hurricane Sandy from the 51st floor of the New York Times building (New York Times).
Keep an eye on the storm in New York through this webcam by the New York Times, updated every minute. The Wall Street Journal is keeping up with Hurricane Sandy through photos shared by users on social media here.
Stay safe, everyone! We wish you the best. For those who have died due to the storm, rest in peace.