The pictures captured in Sandy’s wake, of homes destroyed and cities left powerless — both literally and figuratively — are poised to become inscribed in history books. But a handheld camera can only show a limited scope. Sandy’s wrath was so furious that her damage can even be seen from space.
In the aftermath of the storm, the National Geodetic Survey, which frequently photographs the nation using small aircraft flying above the Earth, went back and specially photographed the coastlines rocked by Sandy, after the hurricane and its 90 mph winds made landfall last week. These images became part of a dramatic map of Sandy’s effects created by Google and available here. (Click on ‘Post-Sandy Imagery’ to see the difference.)