Hurricane Sandy: Reader and Staff Photos

You braved the storm and the aftermath. Here's the proof.

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    Sheryl Huggins Salomon/Steve Jones/Joshua R. Weaver

    Hurricane Sandy in Photos

    Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast on Monday, making it one of the most devastating hurricanes ever to hit the region. In its wake, it left more than 7 million people without power and a death toll of 33. We compiled images from our staff, readers and wire services to give you a picture of the historic storm and its aftermath.

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    Debra Bilal

    Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

    Reader Debra Bilal shares an image of the flooded tunnel that connects Brooklyn to Manhattan. 

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    Laini Brown

    Harlem, New York City

    Reader Laini Brown sent us this picture of a fallen tree lying across 154th Street in Harlem.

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    Michelle Walsh

    Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Reader Michelle Walsh shares a photo of a restaurant’s awning on the ground in Brooklyn.

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    Steve Jones

    Plainfield, N.J.

    Reader Steve Jones captured this image of the extent of the hurricane’s damage in northern New Jersey.

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    Joshua R. Weaver

    Fort Greene, Brooklyn

    The Root’s editorial assistant, Joshua R. Weaver, snapped a photo of a large tree uprooted in front of his Brooklyn apartment.

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    Sheryl Huggins Salomon

    Fort Greene

    A tree is downed in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn.

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    Celeste Little

    Chelsea, New York City

    The Root’s editorial intern, Celeste Little, took a picture by her parents’ home in Chelsea. As night fell, everything south of 25th Street and 7th Avenue went dark. Police officers were out directing traffic.


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    Debra Bilal

    Rockaway Beach

    Reader Debra Bilal shares a photo of Rockaway’s Boardwalk post-Sandy.

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    Atlantic City, N.J.

    A resident and other family members are taken by truck away from their flooded home in Atlantic City as Hurricane Sandy moves up the coast on Oct. 29, 2012. The family said the water kept rising at the home and they were able to wave down a passing truck to pick them up.

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    Financial District, New York City

    Cars floating in a flooded basement after Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012, in the Financial District.

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    Financial District

    A man surveys the remains of a flooded store after Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012, in the Financial District.

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    Lower East Side, New York City

    Jolito Ortiz helps sweep water out of his friend’s apartment on the Lower East Side while cleaning up after flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012.

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    Financial District

    A soldier looks out from his personnel carrier during the landfall of Hurricane Sandy, on Oct. 29, 2012, in the Financial District.

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    Chevy Chase, Md.

    A man walks his dog near downed power lines in the wake of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012, in Chevy Chase, Md.

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    Battery Park, New York City

    People look at a damaged boardwalk Oct. 30, 2012, in the Battery Park neighborhood of Manhattan.

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    NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City

    Hospital workers evacuate patient Deborah Dadlani from NYU Langone Medical Center during Hurricane Sandy the evening of Oct. 29, 2012, in New York City. More than 200 patients were evacuated from the hospital after backup generators failed because of flooding after a power outage.