Hurricane Sandy affected 24 states, including the entire eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine and west across the Appalachian Mountains to Michigan and Wisconsin, with particularly severe damage in New Jersey and New York. It's storm surge hit New York City on October 29, flooding streets, tunnels and subway lines and cutting power in and around the city.
Due to power outages , road closures and a gas shortage I biked around NYC to document the devastation of Sandy first hand. Listening to the sounds of a quiet city and a very vocal out cry from residents was quite intense at times.
Damage total in New York alone is estimated at over $33 billion.
The severe and widespread damage the storm caused in the United States, as well as its unusual merge with a frontal system, led the media and several government agencies to nickname the hurricane Superstorm Sandy..