Hurricane Sandy battered the mid-Atlantic region beginning Monday afternoon and continuing through the night, leaving more than 6 million people without power and a death toll as of Tuesday morning of at least 11. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey called the damage to his state “incalculable.” Bridges and subway tunnels remain closed in New York City. Reuters photographers captured the images below.
REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlinWaves crash over homes along the shoreline in Milford, Conn., on Monday.
REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Master Sgt. Mark C. OlsenAirmen of the 108th Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, are processed before being sent out to assist fellow citizens of New Jersey on Monday.
REUTERS/Eduardo MunozA view from Exchange Place shows the skyline of lower Manhattan in darkness after a preventive power shutdown on Tuesday.
REUTERS/Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Kuklewski/USCGThe HMS Bounty, a 180-foot tall ship, is shown submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C.
REUTERS/Tom MihalekU.S. Route 30, the White Horse Pike, one of three major approaches to Atlantic City, New Jersey, is covered with water from Absecon Bay in this view looking west, during the approach of Hurricane Sandy.
REUTERS/Adrees LatifA woman in a bathrobe jumps into a puddle of rain water in Times Square on Monday evening.
REUTERS/Shannon StapletonHomes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy are seen at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York on Tuesday.