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Snapshots of a storm

The coast guard stands watch in NY harbor as Hurricane Sandy approaches

Fall-ing leaves… a lot fell in the first few hours as the winds picked up

It was nowhere as quiet as the picture! Lashing winds and rain at 60-100 mph

The river rushes in… slowly!

Well, to be fair, the name of this street is River Drive after all !

Inside the apartment complex – as the water started to rise

… and continued to rise…

… and then on into the lobby – and evacuation of the first floor

The leaves of fall – again

Cars slowly vanished into the swirling waters

Submerged!

Lake front property.

A disturbing darkness sets in as the street lights lose power first…

The darkness spreads as the storm rages on

The whole of downtown Manhattan went dark – in a half hour time frame… it was really weird to watch

THE AFTERMATH

Dark streets

Passing lights

Fallen trees…

… at every turn

And debris… this board was from none of the nearby building. Impaled onto a blunt tipped railing! Wouldn’t have wanted to be in the path of that

A flooded store… after the waters receded

Downtown Manhattan… day after the storm. Still largely dark

One beacon of light

And a few more

Three days later… the moon lends a hand in trying to light up the NY skyline! Still some ways to go…

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The street lights come back on around home. Who knew normal could feel so good!

3 Responses to “Snapshots of a storm”

  1. Sowmya Ramachandran

    A photograph speaks a thousand words…lovely capture of the effects of the storm and how nature heals itself…specially loved the way you use light and shadow…the deft handling of light…the way the photos gleam as if sketched by Caravaggio :)

    Reply

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