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See 11 unbelievable photos of Hurricane Sandy for its fourth anniversary

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Rebecca Fontana
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On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit NYC. The superstorm devastated beaches, shut down all flights, subways and buses, and knocked out the power in half of Manhattan. Four years later, we haven’t seen a storm that big in the city. (But Tropical Storm Hermine and Hurricane Matthew made us nervous for a second.) And though New Yorkers banded together to stand strong and stock up on supplies from Duane Reade, Sandy’s influence still rages on: The 18-month L train shutdown is to repair hurricane damage. Still, look back at these 11 photos and see how much has already been done.  

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/MTA New York City Transit/Leonard Wiggins

The devastation left by Super Storm Sandy at Breezy Point, Queens
Photograph: Dan Callister/REX/Shutterstock
Manhattan street after the storm
Photograph: James D. Morgan/REX/Shutterstock
The devastation left by Super Storm Sandy at Breezy Point, Queens
Photograph: Dan Callister/REX/Shutterstock
New Yorkers walk their dogs beneath the Brooklyn Bridge as Hurricane Sandy advances on New York
Photograph: Lennihan/AP/REX/Shutterstock
Flooding in Sheepshead Bay
Photograph: Shutterstock
Flooding on a Manhattan street
Photograph: Shutterstock
Flooded Wall Street
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Timothy Krause
Flooded Battery Park Tunnel
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Timothy Krause
NASA Earth Observatory image
Photograph: Cultura/REX/Shutterstock

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