When the brunt of Hurricane Sandy finally past the eastern seaboard early on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 , US Coast Guard crews were able to begin conducting overflights of the hardest hit areas which included coastal areas of New Jersey, New York City, and Long Island. What they observed was nothing short of tragic, and we know now that this was really just the beginning.

Here is an amazing collection of aerial photographs from those overflights.

Overflight New Jersey: On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, a HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., took off from Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island, N.Y. to observe property damage along the New Jersey coastline caused by Hurricane Sandy. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson.

Homes are flooded in Tuckerton, N.J.

Displaced boats in Brigantine, N.J.

Overflight New York City: A MH-65T Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City conducted an over flight assessment of New York Boroughs impacted by Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Air Station Atlantic City aircrews.

 

LaGuardia Airport?

Overflight Long Island: Areas of Long Island, N.Y. are shown below during an overflight with Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass, following Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson.

READ: gCaptain’s Full Hurricane Sandy Coverage

This article was first published on October 31, 2012, and is re-published one year after the Super Storm. 

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    • nyc resident

      Your a cunt

      • Captain Hook

        So dinning onboard by candlelight tonight…. in your living room…eh?

  • Dick

    Speaking of storm damage, and part of La Guardia airport under water, what happened to low-lying Rikers Island and its NYC Dept of Corrections jail there? It just several hundred yards from LGA.

  • http://springisle.com Pete

    Did these folks buy FEMA Flood Insurance? We have a Retreat in Florida Keys FEMA FLOOD Insurance on $550,000.00 less than $400.00 per Yr. Wind Isurance from State of Florida sponsored insurance company about $6,000.00 . You got to have both. To keep the insurance we have had 3 inspections by insurance companies engineers in 4 years.

    • http://www.jeremiahblatz.com/ Jeremiah Blatz

      Us foreign aid is a pittance compared to the Sandy damage. So, I mean, maybe they should, but it won’t do much if they do. (At the numbers we’re talking about, we’d maybe do better to divert fossil fuel subsidies instead, at least that would help in two ways.)

  • Terry McGovern

    I got back to work in the harbor the day after the storm. When the USCG opened up the channels and traffic began moving I started with playing a game I called “Did the storm ruin that, or did it always look that way?”
    It was about 50-50.

  • Mitch Lockler

    Could you have called salvage rights on these if it was your yard?

  • Cindy Schmidt

    I live near Galveston, Texas…in Sept. 2008 Hurricane Ike nearly wiped us of the map…it is the price you pay to live near the water…one day Mother Nature will get you…

  • Stefan Aartamo

    I was there with a tanker ship outside NY when Sandy hit never seen waves like that in 27 years at sea

  • Rebecca Iacoviello

    I live near Galveston also….at least you know a storm is coming where as a tornado you are screwed!!!!

  • Kjell Martin Danielsen

    Sad to see

  • Kjell Martin Danielsen

    Sad to see

  • Ze Carlos Rosas

    I was in one of the tugs seen in one of the pictures coming in to the harbor. The McAllister Responder. We were running away from leonardo navy base “earle” along with the tug Elizabeth McAllister. Not a good day to be on the water, I may say.

  • Ze Carlos Rosas

    I was in one of the tugs seen in one of the pictures coming in to the harbor. The McAllister Responder. We were running away from leonardo navy base “earle” along with the tug Elizabeth McAllister. Not a good day to be on the water, I may say.

  • Ray Sopchak

    an again texas got nothing from ike

  • Ray Sopchak

    an again texas got nothing from ike

  • Giancarlo Boaretto

    a big disaster

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