The monstrous superstorm Sandy roars across the East Coast of the United States damaging the nation’s most densely populated region which might cause more than $30 billion to repair.
Sandy’s devastation is clearly evident here in leveled homes in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens, New York. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)
The storm which caused a fire which burned down 100 homes have also caused 8.2 million people to live without power. So far, the U.S. death toll had risen up to 40. 10 of them in New York City, five each in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Many of the victims were killed by falling trees.
Here are some pictures of the East Coast during and after the storm:
A damaged house is seen after Hurricane Sandy passed through in the greatly affected community of Atlantique on Fire Island, New York October 30, 2012. Millions of people were left reeling in the aftermath of the whipping winds and heavy rains of the massive storm Sandy on Tuesday as New York City and many parts of the eastern U.S. struggled with epic flooding and extensive power outages. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
The tail end of a SUV is perched on top of a postal mailbox in the aftermath of floods from Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Coney Island, N.Y. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Men kick a drowned opossum off of a deck while inspecting debris and storm damage from Hurricane Sandy on Captree Island, south of Fire Island, New York, October 30, 2012. Millions of people were left reeling in the aftermath of the whipping winds and heavy rains of the massive storm Sandy on Tuesday as New York City and many parts of the eastern United States struggled with epic flooding and extensive power outages. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER ANIMALS)
Waves break next to an Atlantic City, New Jersey, apartment building that flooded when the giant storm hit. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Cars float in a flooded subterranean basement after the massive storm Sandy flooded the Financial District in New York. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
One of many homes badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy is pictured in the Cosey Beach neighborhood of East Haven, Connecticut October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation’s most densely populated region.
People stand by a hole that has formed at a construction site on South Street Seaport in Manhattan, New York. (Getty Images/Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
A fire fighter surveys the smoldering ruins of a house in the Breezy Point section of New York, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. More than 50 homes were destroyed in a fire which swept through the oceanfront community during superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Men survey a large tree that fell when Superstorm Sandy rolled through Washington, DC. (Getty Images/Brendan Hoffman)
A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Hoboken, NJ. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Debris litters a flooded street in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn after the city awakens to the affects of Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in New York. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)