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From the Archives: 13 Most Dramatic Sandy Moments

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    From the Archives: When Sandy Struck

    Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast five years ago this month. We take a look back at some of the devastation from the days the storm first hit.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017)

    See some of the most dramatic moments from Sandy captured on video, from fire devastation in Breezy Point, Queens, to an aerial tour of New Jersey in the immediate aftermath of the storm to daring rooftop rescues on Staten Island. 

    This story was originally published on Oct. 29, 2014, two years after the storm.

    1. NYPD Rescues Sandy's Stranded from Staten Island Rooftops

    The NYPD released video of several daring rescues from Staten Island rooftops as Sandy's floodwaters surrounded homes.

    NYPD Rescues Sandy's Stranded from Staten Island RooftopsNYPD Rescues Sandy's Stranded from Staten Island Rooftops

    The NYPD released video of several daring rescues from Staten Island rooftops as Sandy's floodwaters surrounded homes.
    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014)

    2. NJ Aerial Tour of Sandy Aftermath from National Guard

    Aviators of the 1-150th Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey National Guard, look for displaced residents along the New Jersey coastline Oct. 30, 2012, in the aftermath of Sandy.

    Dramatic Aerial Tour of Sandy NJ Aftermath Dramatic Aerial Tour of Sandy NJ Aftermath

    Aviators of the 1-150th Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey National Guard, look for displaced residents along the New Jersey coastline Oct. 30, in the aftermath of Sandy.
    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014)

    3. Crane Collapses on 57th Street Amid Fierce Winds

    Sandy lookback: a construction crane atop luxury condo building 157 West 57th Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, collapses amid fierce winds Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

    Crane Collapses on 57th Street Amid Fierce WindsCrane Collapses on 57th Street Amid Fierce Winds

    Sandy lookback: a construction crane atop luxury condo building 157 West 57th Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, collapses amid fierce winds Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.
    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014)

    4. Rockaway Boardwalk Breaks Away, Power Lines Spark Fires

    A part of a boardwalk floats through flooded streets in Rockaway Park, Queens, and power lines are knocked down on top of trees, sparking fires, after Sandy tore through.

    Rockaway Boardwalk Breaks Away, Power Lines Spark FiresRockaway Boardwalk Breaks Away, Power Lines Spark Fires

    A part of a boardwalk floats through flooded streets in Rockaway Park, Queens, and power lines are knocked down on top of trees, sparking fires, after Sandy tore through.
    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014)

    5. Fire Engulfs Greenwich Mansions as Sandy Storms

    Three multi-million dollar homes along the Greenwich shoreline were destroyed by fire as Sandy made landfall. Greenwich fire officials said rescue units were able to save the residents and evacuate neighbors. But video released by the town shows how the roaring flames, brutal winds and crashing surf made fighting the fires impossible.

    Video: Fire Engulfs Greenwich Mansions as Sandy Storms (Pt. 1)Video: Fire Engulfs Greenwich Mansions as Sandy Storms (Pt. 1)

    Three multi-million dollar homes along the Greenwich shoreline were destroyed by fire as Sandy made landfall. Greenwich fire officials said rescue units were able to save the residents and evacuate neighbors. But video released by the town shows how the roaring flames, brutal winds and crashing surf made fighting the fires impossible.
    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014)

    6. 25 People Rescued by Boat: Raw Video

    Firefighters used a boat to rescue 25 people from a huge fire in Queens after Sandy.

    25 People Rescued by Boat: Raw Video25 People Rescued by Boat: Raw Video

    Firefighters used a boat to rescue 25 people from a huge fire in Queens after Sandy.
    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014)

    7. Deer Stuck in NJ Beach Waters as Storm Sets In

    A deer got stuck in the rocks and surf at a New Jersey beach as the water churned wildly.

    Deer Stuck in NJ Beach Waters as Storm Sets InDeer Stuck in NJ Beach Waters as Storm Sets In

    A deer got stuck in the rocks and surf at a New Jersey beach as the water churned wildly.
    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014)

    8. Tanker Washes Ashore on Staten Island

    A 168-foot water tanker washed ashore on the east end of Staten Island, in the Clifton Stapleton section, after Sandy. The water tanker was pulled a mile from where it was originally docked. Here's an aerial view from Chopper 4.

    Tanker Washes Ashore on Staten IslandTanker Washes Ashore on Staten Island

    A 168-foot water tanker washed ashore on the east end of Staten Island, in the Clifton Stapleton section, after Sandy. The water tanker was pulled a mile from where it was originally docked. Here's an aerial view from News Chopper 4.
    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014)

    9. Boats Swept onto Cross Bay Boulevard in Queens

    Fierce winds and surging waters swept boats into the street on Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, connecting Howard Beach and Rockaway Beach in Queens.

    Boats Swept onto Cross Bay Boulevard in QueensBoats Swept onto Cross Bay Boulevard in Queens

    Fierce winds and surging waters swept boats into the street on Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, connecting Howard Beach and Rockaway Beach in Queens. Andrew Siff reports.
    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014)

    10. Aerial Footage of Seaside Heights Destruction

    See aerial footage taken by the New Jersey National Guard showing the damage wrecked by Hurricane Sandy where it made landfall in Seaside Heights, N.J.

    Sandy's Aftermath: Aerial Footage of Seaside Heights, NJSandy's Aftermath: Aerial Footage of Seaside Heights, NJ

    See aerial footage taken by the New Jersey National Guard showing the damage wrecked by Hurricane Sandy where it made landfall in Seaside Heights, N.J.
    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014)

    11. Chopper Footage: Breezy Point Devastation

    This chopper footage shot above Breezy Point shows the devastation from fires in the wake of Sandy. Almost 100 homes in the beach community burned to the ground.

    From the Archives: Aerial View of Breezy Point DevastationFrom the Archives: Aerial View of Breezy Point Devastation

    This chopper footage shot above Breezy Point shows the devastation from fires in the wake of Sandy. Almost 100 homes in the beach community burned to the ground.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017)

    12. Hospital Evacuated After Losing Power

    When power was lost to New York University hospital, dozens of first responders mobilized to evacuate the complex in lower Manhattan.

    Hospital Evacuated After Losing PowerHospital Evacuated After Losing Power

    When power was lost to New York University hospital, dozens of first responders mobilized to evacuate the complex in lower Manhattan.
    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014)

    13. New York Awakens to Storm Damage: Raw Video 

    New York City awakened the day after Sandy to a flooded subway system, shuttered financial markets and hundreds of thousands of people without power. In one part of the city, a flooded underground parking garage led to a six-car pileup.

    From the Archives: New York Awakens to Storm DamageFrom the Archives: New York Awakens to Storm Damage

    New York City awakened the day after Sandy to a flooded subway system, shuttered financial markets and hundreds of thousands of people without power. In one part of the city, a flooded underground parking garage led to a six-car pileup.

    (Published Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017)

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