It wasn’t just professional photographers and camera crews that captured the storm of the century– many members of the public shared incredible images as they dealt with Hurricane Sandy’s wrath.
Here is a collection of the best that were shared on Twitter and Instagram.
David Blaine uploaded this photo and tweeted, “The street collapsed. #sandy”
The MTA uploaded this photo and tweeted, “Photo of a boat resting on the tracks at Metro-North’s Ossining Station, after #Sandy.”
Meg Robertson tweeted this photo of a New York City building that had its facade torn off and tweeted, “Across the street from 92 8th Avenue where building facade collapse just happened. (ok to use, plz credit me) pic.twitter.com/X5PJASfm”
Maria LaRosa uploaded this photo and tweeted, “Part of Atlantic City’s boardwalk (built to hold up a firetruck) obliterated! Pic from a media friend #Sandy #ACY #NJwx pic.twitter.com/MDkdEtMg”
Nadiya Anderson uploaded this photo and tweeted, “East Village NYC #Sandy #Hurricane.”
Kody Herchler tweeted this photo of I-90 in Cleveland, Ohio, and wrote, “Good work Lake Erie pic.twitter.com/gp3wdVNs
Yaron Samid uploaded this photo and tweeted, “Just now outside my window, huge tree branch falls on moving NYC taxi with passengers. Everyone ok. #ireport #sandy pic.twitter.com/bPmbinGS”
Nick Cope uploaded this photo and tweeted, “@StartingPtCNN Thank you for your amazing coverage Soledad! Here we are marooned in Red Hook, Brooklyn!! #Sandy pic.twitter.com/VAHFiLXX”
Hurricane Central uploaded this photo and tweeted “@marieoldham: “NJ –> RT @marieoldham: Barely a drop of rain & #Hoboken Terminal area is flooding [meetingpeopleiseasy'sphoto] instagr.am/p/RXcmNRtveu/ #Sandy”
Hoeboma uploaded this photo and tweeted, “Damn the boardwalk gone uptown instagr.am/p/RXfhKxDL7F/ #Sandy”
David Snyder uploaded this photo and tweeted, “Wow…check out 86th street station on the west side. #Sandy #frankenstorm Not my photo.”
Beach Front Property uploaded this photo and tweeted, “#coneyisland #hurricanesandy2012.”
Here is Mayor Bloomberg discussing the storm…