Hurricane Sandy in Photos

A house destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island.
A house destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island.
A large sailboat rests against the side of a restaurant in the Great Kills Marina in Staten Island.
A large sailboat rests against the side of a restaurant in the Great Kills Marina in Staten Island.
Hurricane Sandy stretched the availability of FDNY units citywide to less than 10 percent. The FDNY preplanned for the oncoming storm by relocating units from Brooklyn to Staten Island, before all bridges linking Staten Island to the rest of the New York City were shut down. The oncoming superstorm devastated the coastline of Staten Island, knocking down trees along with power lines and transformers, flooding homes with 15 feet of water, and tossing boats onto city streets. It also killed 24 Staten Islanders, mostly by drowning. This photo shows fire department members on scene with a high tension wire down on the street. (Photos by Steve White.)
Hurricane Sandy stretched the availability of FDNY units citywide to less than 10 percent. The FDNY preplanned for the oncoming storm by relocating units from Brooklyn to Staten Island, before all bridges linking Staten Island to the rest of the New York City were shut down. The oncoming superstorm devastated the coastline of Staten Island, knocking down trees along with power lines and transformers, flooding homes with 15 feet of water, and tossing boats onto city streets. It also killed 24 Staten Islanders, mostly by drowning. This photo shows fire department members on scene with a high tension wire down on the street. (Photos by Steve White.)
FDNY members lift a woman in a wheelchair after she was rescued from the flood zone in Staten Island.
FDNY members lift a woman in a wheelchair after she was rescued from the flood zone in Staten Island.
Houses that were near the coastline in Staten Island were lifted off their foundations by the tidal surge and destroyed.
Houses that were near the coastline in Staten Island were lifted off their foundations by the tidal surge and destroyed.
The tidal surge raised cars and floated them over fences in Staten Island.
The tidal surge raised cars and floated them over fences in Staten Island.
Volunteers from across the country helped Staten Islanders with the hurricane cleanup.
Volunteers from across the country helped Staten Islanders with the hurricane cleanup.
An FDNY member from the swift water rescue team walks with a row boat with rescued Staten Islanders.
An FDNY member from the swift water rescue team walks with a row boat with rescued Staten Islanders.
Steps are all that is left of a home in the Tottenville section of Staten Island. The home was washed away.
Steps are all that is left of a home in the Tottenville section of Staten Island. The home was washed away.
The FDNY used swift water rescue teams from the Special Operations Command. Firefighters in survival suits rescued hundreds of Staten Islanders and their pets from their flooded homes.
The FDNY used swift water rescue teams from the Special Operations Command. Firefighters in survival suits rescued hundreds of Staten Islanders and their pets from their flooded homes.
 FDNY members recover a body from the flood zone in Staten Island.
FDNY members recover a body from the flood zone in Staten Island.
President Obama surveyed the stricken coastlines of New York City. Marine 1 lands in Staten Island where the President surveyed the damaged homes.
President Obama surveyed the stricken coastlines of New York City. Marine 1 lands in Staten Island where the President surveyed the damaged homes. (Photos by Steve White.)
FDNY members evacuate Staten Island residents out of the flood zone by fire engine.
FDNY members evacuate Staten Island residents out of the flood zone by fire engine.
A house destroyed on the coast of Staten Island.
A house destroyed on the coast of Staten Island.
The Great Kills Marina in Staten Island was destroyed when the tidal surged lifted boats out of the water and deposited them on city streets.
The Great Kills Marina in Staten Island was destroyed when the tidal surged lifted boats out of the water and deposited them on city streets.
FDNY members evacuate Staten Island residents by transporting them by fire engine to an evacuation center.
FDNY members evacuate Staten Island residents by transporting them by fire engine to an evacuation center.

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