When something is so large that it can be seen from space, it's fairly safe to say that it's a big deal. What Sandy did to the Jersey Shore officially qualifies as a big deal.
So, it was only a matter of time before someone collected satellite photos of the devastation caused by Sandy. ZeroHedge.com has gathered a number of photos to show the contrast. In the first photo, you can see the dramatic change to the New Jersey beach after Sandy left town.
Image: Weather Matrix / AccuWeather.com
Just 67 miles south of New York City is Mantoloking, NJ. According to the 2010 Census, this tiny seaside borough was home to fewer than 300 people, all who remain under a mandatory evacuation order. When that order is lifted, many of those folks may not find a home to return to.
Here's what Mantoloking looked like before this past weekend:
And this is what that same neighborhood looks like today. Notice that the storm's power broke through the barrier island on which Mantoloking sits, allowing the Atlantic Ocean to join with the Barnegat Bay.
Further down the New Jersey coastline is Atlantic City. On Tuesday night, the center of the massive storm made landfall very close to Atlantic City on Tuesday night around 6pm. Here's Atlantic City's "before" shot.
And here is what the satellites captured after the storm.
The Associated Press has also jumped on the "before and after" bandwagon