Check out this interactive map of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation.
Amazing before-and-after aerial photographs document Hurricane Sandy’s destruction.
A behind-the-scenes look at those now-famous MTA photographs of New York City’s Sandy-flooded subways.
Photo by Patrick Cashin.
Photographer Phillip Van’s haunting photographs of New York, dark after Sandy.
“I got panicky. My hands were shaking. We watched the water rise up.”
StoryLine is a platform that lets anyone call or text to record a story of what happened to them during the hurricane, in the hopes that the impact it had—especially on the most vulnerable victims—won’t be forgotten.
The demographics of Hurricane Sandy: who was hit hardest?
“The Dutch are prepared for the one-in-a-thousand-years storm; New York wasn’t even prepared for a one-in-a-hundred-years storm.”
How do you get hundreds of millions of gallons of water out of a network of underground tunnels? A lot of effort, a bunch of hoses, and a super cool pump train. Here’s a look inside the heroic cleanup effort in New York City’s subways.
Half a million people are still living without electricity in the New York area, but there’s a three-blocks-long line at the Apple store (source).
“Nadia Televiak, 68, in 22C is out of candles. Antonia Rivera, 72, her next-door neighbor in 22B, is sick with a fever and is in need of food. In 20G there is an elderly man with a broken foot who only speaks Cantonese—luckily one of our group can translate. In 18H, one of the Wongs has a heart problem and they haven’t been able to climb downstairs. In 8A there are two young girls by themselves. They say their mom is at work.”
Airbnb is to waive its fees on all properties in the areas devastated by Sandy, after one of its homeowners offered up her rooms for free to victims of the disaster. The offer stands until November 7 and covers New York, the Hamptons, Providence, New Haven, and Atlantic City. It also urged its hosts to lower prices.
The submerged NYC public transit system is awe-inspiring to look at. Just as important is what happens next time—because there is a good chance there will be a next time.
Apps and online tools to get you through Hurricane Sandy.