As most of you know NYC was hit very hard by Hurricane Sandy. I am a true "native New Yorker" born and raised on the UWS of Manhattan and I have never seen or experienced a natural disaster so intense. I was one of the lucky ones, I didn't lose power, but I was a block away from the evacuation zone so my whole apartment building lobby was flooding. Luckily, my super was able to stop the flooding so we didn't have to turn off the power. Words can't express how horrible I feel for everyone that has lost their homes, or a loved one in this tragic disaster. However, New Yorkers are strong and I have faith that we will rebuild this city better then before! I was able to gather pictures from different outlets and wanted to post what was happening. This is Hurricane Sandy through my eyes.
This was what 1st Avenue looked like. You could canoe down it.
A under water Subway Station
Flooding on the West Side Highway
The flooding at the World Trade Center Build Site
All of the ambulances that were lined up outside of NYU Hospital when their back up generator gave out.
Flooding on and around the FDR
Sty Town under water. I used to live here.
The East Village were one of the worst areas hit.
The carousel in DUMBO, Brooklyn
And then there is the power loss. All of Manhattan below 42nd St. is still out of power. They will probably be out of power until the end of the week. I was able to find some photos that captured this Erie darkness. For the city that never sleeps it looks pretty tired.
The left side is BK the right side is Manhattan
The West Village with no Power
Left Side: Manhattan Before Sandy Right Side: Manhattan After Sandy
The Flatiron District
Totally dark Union Square.
But there seems to be some hope for a rainbow emerged after the storm over the Gowanus Canal.
Miss Make Up Fairy
Below are a list of ways to help:
One way to help is by donating to the Red Cross. All donations will provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by the storm. To donate, visit www.redcross.org, call 800-Red-Cross or text the word "Redcross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The Salvation Army has dozens of mobile feeding units and shelters along the East Coast that are working to serve thousands in the most heavily hit areas. Visit www.salvationarmyusa.org to donate.
Feeding America has thousands of pounds of emergency food, water and supplies in the disaster zone that it is working to distribute to the storm's victims. To donate, visit www.feedingamerica.org or call 800-910-5524.
AmeriCares is providing medicine and other supplies to people affected by Hurricane Sandy. To donate, visit www.americares.org.
World Vision is distributing flood clean-up kits, personal hygiene items and emergency food kits to people hit by the hurricane. To donate, visit www.worldvision.org.
Save the Children is also working to provide relief to families and their children. Visit www.savethechildren.org to donate.
Samaritan's Purse is asking for volunteers to help storm victims. To volunteer, visit their website.
The Humane Society of the United States and the American Humane Association have teams working to save the lives of animals caught in the storm.