The Straits Times
Published on Oct 31, 2012

Photo gallery: Superstorm Sandy smashes into New York


The fury of “Frankenstorm” plunged New York into darkness, desperation and panic. Superstorm Sandy left the the Wall Street financial district and the rest of lower Manhattan without power and no firm idea when the lights will be turned on again.

The streets, many waist deep in floodwater, were eerily quiet after the storm, with the only sound coming from distant sirens and the only light cast by candles in apartment windows and the blue and red flashes of police cars.