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Hurricane Sandy: The Craziest Before And After Shots

Athena — the season’s first major winter storm — is just beginning to hit New York City. This is bad news — the situation is still pretty rough for many residents. Hurricane Sandy really wreaked havoc in the city; here’s a collection of the most astounding before and after comparisons.

Above you can see the Manhattan Bridge as seen from Brooklyn, New York.
Photo: Google Earth, Bebeto Matthews/AP



Photos: Charles Sykes/AP

Hoboken, NJ: A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. The second photo shows the next day.



Photo: AP

Photo: AP

Lower Manhattan’s fully lit skyline on January 6, 2012, and a darkened Lower Manhattan on October 29, 2012.



Photo: Mel Evans/AP


Photo: Star-Ledger, David Gard/AP

The Funtime Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ, on the Jersey Shore in August 10, 2010, and after superstorm Sandy on October 31, 2012.


Photo: GeoEye/AP

Photo: GeoEye/AP

Seaside Heights, NJ: before and after Sandy. Boardwalks were trashed, a roller coaster dumped into the ocean.


Photo: Google

Photo: NOAA National Geodetic Survey

Staten Island, NY: Before and after.


Photo: Google

Photo: NOAA National Geodetic Survey

Breezy Point section of Queens, NY: before and after.


Photo: Google

Photo: NOAA National Geodetic Survey

Long Beach, NY: before and after.


Photo: Google

Photo: NOAA National Geodetic Survey

Belmar, NJ: before and after.


Photo: Google

Photo: NOAA National Geodetic Survey

Keyport, NJ: before and after.


Photo: Google Earth

Photo: Doug Mills/AP

Mantoloking, NJ in Google Earth. Below: October 31, 2012. Aerial photo taken from a helicopter shows storm damage from Superstorm Sandy.


Photo: Mark Duncan/AP/DAPD

Photo: US Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Kuklewski/AP

The sailing ship HMS Bounty sails from Cleveland, OH, over Lake Erie (photo from July 7, 2010). Below: The sailboat submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 145km southeast of Hatteras, NC, Monday, October 29, 2012.


Photo: Google Earth

Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin

The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (formerly known as the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel). Before Sandy and on October 30, 2012.


Photo: Google Earth

Photo: Louis Lanzano/AP

South Street in lower Manhattan before Sandy. Water and debris blocks a section of South Street in lower Manhattan, Tuesday, October 30, 2012, in New York.


Photo: Google Earth

Photo: Bebeto Matthews/AP

Con Edison substation near the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, NY, before Sandy. Below: flooded streets around a Con Edison substation after the East River overflowed on Monday, October 29, 2012.


Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Photo: John Minchillo/AP

The World Trade Center site on September 7, 2011 in New York City. Sea water floods the Ground Zero construction site, Monday, October 29, 2012.


Photo: Google Earth

Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Ocean Drive, Avalon, New Jersey, before the storm. After: people stand in front of the house on October 30, 2012.


Photo: Google Earth

Photo: Allison Joyce/Getty Images

One New York Plaza, Manhattan, NY, captured by Google. Below: water floods the Plaza Shops in the wake of Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012.


Photo: Google Earth

Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

The Carey Tunnel in the Financial District of New York: before and after.


Photo: Google Earth

Photo: Louis Lanzano/AP

Battery Park Underpass: before and after.


Image curation: Attila Nagy

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