Hurricane Sandy in Pictures

Outer Banks, North Carolina
Photo by dehed1950

Photo by NOAA

The HMS Bounty sinking. 14 crew members were rescued, one died, and one, the captain, is still missing.

Claudene Christian, 42, a crew member on the Bounty, died after she was swept into the ocean by a wave. Her body was recovered by the Coast Guard; Captain Robin Walbridge is still missing. Christian’s mother said her daughter called and said, ” ‘We’re heading out and I just wanted to tell you and dad that I love you.’ And I said, ‘What are you saying that for?’ And she said, ‘Just in case something happens.’ She was truly and genuinely happy and loved the Bounty and loved what she was doing — and wanted us to know that just in case she went down with the ship.”

Manhattan in partial blackout. Photo by Lisa Bettany

A construction crane dangles from a high rise on West 57th Street. Photo by ossguy

Another perspective on the crane. Photo by Pat Peeples

Paddling to the lineup, Ocean City, Maryland, via Rob Kelly

Sandy’s wind speeds and direction, caught in real time. See it live here.

Trampoline in power lines, Milford, Connecticut. Photo by @courtmcmanus/Twitter

At 2:20 pm Eastern Daylight Time (18:20 Universal Time) on October 29, 2012, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image of Hurricane Sandy off the southeastern United States. Photo by NASA Earth Observatory


NOAA’s GOES-13 satellite captured this visible image of Hurricane Sandy battering the U.S. East coast on Monday, Oct. 29 at 9:10 a.m. EDT. At 8 a.m. EDT the National Hurricane Center noted that the center of Hurricane Sandy was located near latitude 36.8 north and longitude 71.1 west. This was about 310 miles (505 km) south-southeast of New York City, and 265 miles (425 km) southeast of Atlantic City, N.J. Photo by NOAA/NASA GOES

Photo by NOAA/NASA GOES


This image of Hurricane Sandy was acquired by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite around 2:42 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (06:42 Universal Time) on October 28, 2012. Photo by NASA

Atlantic City, New Jersey, boardwalk. Photo by Dann Cuellar


Jennette’s Pier, Outer Banks, North Carolina
Photo by dehed1950

Near-empty shelves in a Giant grocery store in Northern Virginia. Photo by A Siegel

A cyclist in Inwood Park, New York. Photo by Kristine Paulus

Just the essentials. Photo by Mike Licht

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Photo by NCDOT

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Jim Fair/USFWS

New York City’s Grand Central Station is empty in anticipation of Sandy. Photo by Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Aaron Donovan

{ 4 comments…read them below or write one }

  • Dan Murphy

    I would love to know the justification someone had when they decided to sail the Bounty when the whole east coast knew about the storm at least a week before it arrived. The storm was not only powerful, it was huge in size.

    One thing I heard was that the Bounty’s plans were to sail around the storm. Huh? You’re going to take a sailboat that can move at about 5-7 knots and try to go around a huge storm? Not to mention that these boats are relatively delicate compared to a modern day boat and have the upwind capabilities of a hot air balloon.

    Usually, I’m the one that has to defend the adventurer that gets in trouble. There’s lots of armchair quarterbacks out there whose idea of wilderness is a walk in Central Park, and when they hear someone had to get rescued or was killed while actually doing something, they go ballistic with cries of “Who’s going to pay for the rescue of this irresponsible person?”. I’m one of those that defends that person that decided to take risks and persue something they love. But, in the Bounty’s case, I simply don’t understand their decisions.

    Hey, maybe I’m missing something.
    Anyways, I offer my deep regrests to the familes of those who died on the Bounty.

  • Peggy

    Wondering why the guy is riding in the water when he could be on the grass where its dry…..
    Is it a sympton of following the rules even when its redundant.

  • Dan

    When a tall ship like that is moored, it will dash itself to pieces on the dock. In the open ocean, there is a chance to ride it out.

    I work on motorboats in inland waters, so not an expert.

  • Dan Murphy

    Dan,
    I’m no novice to the ocean, having grown up on the ocean (south of Boston MA) and done a lot of sailing and sailboat racing in my younger years (into my 30′s). Nobody wants to be out in a storm like that, nevermind in a fragile boat like the Bounty. The best bet for the boat in the storm is to put it on a mooring and make sure it has good lines. If the boat gets loose, well, at least nobody dies.

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