Superstorm Sandy created havoc and destruction throughout New York and New Jersey. Perhaps most emblematic was the closure of most of New York’s iconic subway system, rendered inoperable by floodwater.

The power losses that resulted from a flooded power station left half the city in total darkness.

In that darkness, many poor, disabled, and elderly people struggled to survive. We wrote about the people who were venturing into the city’s projects to help.

Seaside Heights, New Jersey, After.

Breezy Point, New York: Before



The Story Of Superstorm Sandy Through The Eyes Of NYC's Digital First Responders

Superstorm Sandy struck New York on October 29th, 2012. Six months later, the city’s digital first responders recall how they sprang into action, quickly disseminating information and helping to save lives.

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