Sandy’s devastation

The day after the storm struck the East Coast, amazing images of the damage already left behind

Topics: New York City, New Jersey, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Superstorm Sandy,

New Yorkers and others across the East Coast awoke this morning to images they never thought they’d see — pictures of cars floating down streets, submerged subway stations, tunnels used by hundreds of thousands every day filled with water.

Here are some images of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy; we’ll keep adding to these all day.

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    Via Instagram @jaimelapinta

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    A roller coaster washes out to sea off the Jersey Shore

    Via @CBSThisMorning

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    Boat on commuter rail tracks north of New York City

    Instagram @nygovcuomo

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    Shops in Manhattan Instagrammed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

    Via Facebook user Jim Glaub

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    Port Authority bus terminal is empty

    Via @coreburn

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    Breezy Point, Queens, N.Y. suffered a huge fire

    Via Facebook user Amy Wood

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    Flooded subway station

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    Ambulances line up to evacuate NYU hospital

    @johnminchillo

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    Patients were evacuated from NYU Hospital when a backup generator went down (John Minchillo)

    Mary Beth Williams

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    Fallen trees at 214th Street in Manhattan

    Via Instagram user ap973

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    Water overwhelms the Hoboken PATH station in New Jersey

    Via @katesilver

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    Flooding in a New York subway station

    @jesseandgreg

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    Cars are underwater in New York's East Village

    Instagram, Chris Berg

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    The scene at the Midtown Tunnel

    @raywert

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    A parking garage in lower Manhattan

    @justinbrannan

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    New York's Alphabet City, at the corner of 14th Street and Avenue C, is under water

    Instagram, Casey Neistat

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    Some New Yorker left a Bentley parked on the street to be submerged

    @buzzfeedjack

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    Flooding on the West Side Highway in New York

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    Viewers react as waves crash against a seawall near homes in Scituate, Mass. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

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    Waters flood Ocean Ave. in Sea Bright, N.J.

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    Gary He, Twitter

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    Snorkeling in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (Twitter, Gary He)

    Dann Cuellar, Facebook

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    The Atlantic City boardwalk is washed away by the storm (Facebook, Dann Cuellar)

    @mattdanzico

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    The view from Brooklyn Bridge Park (@mattdanzico)

    Wunderground via @BillMcKibben

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    The extent of the storm

    Via Twitter user Ronnie Joice

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    The Empire State Building over a dark New York skyline

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David Daley is the editor-in-chief of Salon

Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.

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