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


Comments

    Damn, nature, you scary!

    The "after" shots look a lot like Apple's maps!!! In fact, these pics could easily be a comparison of Google and Apple maps! :D

    Awww look! All the boats huddled together for protection!

    Athena? We're naming ordinary storms now?

    Wow, I have been to a few of those spots. Specifically South Street in Lower Manhattan and to see it like that is just crazy. But it did happen in QLD last year so we should be used to it here now.

    Why are we naming everyday storms?

    Also, why is it that people are reacting like this is the first ever storm to effect a city? yes it is terrible, but this happens all over the world.

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