Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Manhattan goes dark + + 6 MILLION without power + + 16 dead as Superstorm Sandy throws a 13-foot wall of water at US coast

New York looks like the set of a disaster movie this morning after a night of being battered by Hurricane Sandy. It hit the mainland at 6.30pm local time last night having laid waste to large parts of the coast throughout the day. Millions were left without power as New York City closed down its power supply as a safety measure, giving the famous skyline an eerie look (left). The city's transit system, schools, the stock exchange and Broadway were also shut after a 13ft wall of water caused by the storm surge and high tides brought severe flooding to subways and road tunnels. Torrents of water poured into building works at Ground Zero (right) and swept cars down streets.