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The Most Incredible Hurricane Sandy Photos from Overnight and This Morning


Bonus: Time-lapsed video

The lights on the Brooklyn Bridge stand in contrast to the lower Manhattan skyline which has lost its electrical supply, Tuesday, Oct. 30. (Photo: AP/Mark Lennihan)

Hurricane Sandy's devastation along the northern East Coast, including New York City, has left millions without power and underwater. We've compiled the most incredible photos we found from overnight and this morning. Be sure to check back, as this post will be updated.

Ground Zero's construction site goes under feet of sea water. (Photo: AP)

Water rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel), caused by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Power outage seen on October 29, 2012 in Manhattan, New York. (Photo: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Subway station flooding as seen by a surveillance camera. (Photo via Business Insider)

See more photos from New York City last night and read about the power outages and flooding in Jason Howerton's post on TheBlaze here.

Although mainstream professional photographers have been documenting the storm from its inception and will continue to do so into its aftermath, everyday citizens have snapped stunning images of the historic storm as well. There was even a spinoff of the popular photo filter and sharing site Instagram called "Instacane" (Editor's note: some on the website are photoshopped, while others are legitimate). Here are a couple.

34th and 1st street in New York City. (Photo: pelukinho/Instagram)

Flooding in Avenue C parking garage. (Image: Time/@michaelchristopherbrown/Instagram)

Here's a few more images from Flickr photograhers:

New York's East River during the blackout. (Photo: lookcatalog/Flickr)

Hurricane Sandy at Broadway and LaSalle in New York City. (Photo: Paul Lowry/Flickr)

Abandoned streets at the hurricane "wound down" in the early Tuesday morning hours. (Photo: moishfiriedman/Flickr)

These are from

Davis, West Virginia (Photo: iWitness/baltotodd)

West Virginia pelted with snow. (Photo: Facebook/Cheryl Clay)

Jesse Schafer and Greg McHale, who run the website On the Real NY (via Instagram), have many photographs of the storm Monday night and into Tuesday. Given that there are a slew of fake photos from the storm circulating on the web (check those out here), there have been questions raised about the validity of the On the Real NY photos, given that they look very bright during a night storm that was supposedly in a blackout. On Instagram, the photos have been defended with some saying a long-exposure technique was used to let more light in.

(Photo: Jesse Schafer and Greg McHale/OntheRealNY)

(Photo: Jesse Schafer and Greg McHale/OntheRealNY)

Speaking of fake photos though, Steve Kastenbaum tweeted the below photo of a traffic sign bent from the storm. Do you believe it?

(Photo: Twitter/@SKastenbaumCNN)

Time-lapsed videos are being created as well. Check out this one compiled from photos from the New York Times' live webcam running from the early morning hours of Monday through 7:45 a.m. Tuesday:

CNN pulled together this compilation of video clips of the storm at various locations:

Early morning photos of the aftermath are trickling in as well.

People come out to see the heavy surf that was caused by Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in Cape May, New Jersey. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Power appears to remain out at New York City's Flatiron building. (Photo: lvlewitinn/Instagram)

The lights on the Brooklyn Bridge stand in contrast to the lower Manhattan skyline which has lost its electrical supply, Tuesday, Oct. 30. (Photo: AP/Mark Lennihan)

Debris litter a flooded street in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn after the city awakens to the affects of Hurricane Sandy on October 30. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A fallen tree lies along the side of 14th St NW following Hurricane Sandy's track through the nation's capital on Tuesday. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Water floods the Plaza Shops in the wake of the storm. (Photo: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

A boat is seen on the tracks of Metro-North's Ossining Station on the Hudson Line. (Photo: MTA/Flickr via Gothamist)

And work for restoration has already begun.

Earth movers clean sand off the road which was brought in from Hurricane Sandy, on October 30 in Cape May, NJ. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Public workers shovel debris from the streets in Ocean City, Maryland. (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

David Dodds clears debris from the front of Water Ways Marina in Ocean City. (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

If you have any photos from Hurricane Sandy or its aftermath that you'd like to share, please email them to

Note: We'll continue to update this story as more photos, particularly of the storm's aftermath in morning hours, become available. 

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