My prayers go out to those tremendously affected by Sandy. I've never experienced anything like this in the 35 years of my life. Watching the damaging winds and ocean surge out my window was something to be seen. The "after" picture for me was my car submerged from the ocean surge, an uprooted tree in front of my house that the staircase stopped from hitting the house (but not my other car in the driveway), and a whole lot of mess all over. We had no power for a few days, in which I thought things couldn't get any worse. It wasn't until I got my power back that I was able to watch the news and really see the devastation...made my experience a minor bump in the road. Had no power at work for a week, and very minor damage there. The biggest issue for me is the whole gas situation, and for my business, makes things even more difficult (auto dealer).
Again, very minor compared to the catastrophe in other parts of NY. But this is my contribution:
This wasn't at full water height, it was still rising more than what this picture shows - the car behind the car whose headlights were lit was my wife's car...WAS...(See signature)
Rest of the pics are here: Hurrican Sandy - Brooklyn, NY