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Superstorm Sandy in photos: the full Frankenstorm blog

by | 30th, October 2012

SUPERSTORM Sandy has hit America’s East Coast. Why? The obvious explanation is that with the Presidential election a matter of days away, the weather machines have been switched on. Others believe it never happened. Says New Yorker Lorenzo Montanez: “I think its malarkey. They are just hyping it up so people can go and buy stuff they don’t need, and scare the s*** out of people .” Why else named a killer storm after the lead character in Grease ? Frankenstorm might be better.

New York has taken a pounding. Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls Sandy as “a once-in-a-long-time storm”. Estimates are that 5.8 million have lost power along the East Coast of the US. Parts of the New York Subway system are under salt water.

Tony Lee, a Briton holidaying in Brooklyn overnight, told Sky News :

“There is a lot of bright lights and flashing in the sky. We initially thought we had seen an explosion over the Lower East Side, but locals told us it was probably a transformer that had blown up, so we immediately lost any internet connection, lights and power, so that was quite frightening. We were surrounded by green flashes of lightning and this howling wind, and everything bending over and flying at the windows and we are on the fourth floor. There are things coming off trees and off the roofs, which is frightening.”

A building collapsed in Manhattan. On 8th Avenue and 14th street in Chelsea, the top two floors of a residential building have been left exposed.

Buildings caught fire in a block in the Rockaway Park area of Queens, NY.

16 inches of snow in West Virginia has fallen in West Virginia.

Power failed at NYU’s Langone Medical Centre.

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