Hurricane Sandy, 2012 | Hurricane damage | Rockaway (New York, N.Y.)

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Authors: Monika Luchowska
Date: October 30, 2012
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:18525
Description: Rockaway stores were burned down when a fire swept through, destroying small businesses. Water still pours from an exposed pipe in this former laundromat.
Authors: Monika Luchowska
Date: October 30, 2012
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:18523
Description: Rockaway stores located in the main town were burned down when a fire swept through, destroying small businesses. The fire was created by a flame in the oven of a Papa John's restaurant. The wreckage ... More
Authors: Monika Luchowska
Date: October 30, 2012
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:18535
Description: There is more damage on the inside than on the outside at Scholars' Academy. Mud flooded the sidewalks next to it a day after Hurricane Sandy, making passage impossible. The bay had overflowed on one ... More
Authors: Monika Luchowska
Date: November 2, 2012
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:18513
Description: This home's windows are boarded up, rubble is exposed, balconies slip, and the garage and doors are in shambles in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Authors: Monika Luchowska
Date: November 2, 2012
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:18550
Description: The sky yawns blue, sleek and beautiful, where the boardwalk supports still stand after Hurricane Sandy. They appear to grasp the horizon. To an observer they seem to be monuments just like Stone Hedg ... More
Authors: Monika Luchowska
Date: November 2, 2012
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:18552
Description: Following Hurricane Sandy, a severely damaged boardwalk is left in its wake. It slammed into the a housing complex, with a lamp post still attached.
Authors: Monika Luchowska
Date: November 2, 2012
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:18512
Description: Following Hurricane Sandy, a handball court in the Rockaways by the Atlantic Ocean lies in ruin.
Authors: Monika Luchowska
Date: November 2, 2012
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:18515
Description: A Rockaway playground is destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The sea water that swept through this area also rushed into the street beyond. The playground is located right next to the ocean, so it is a wond ... More
Authors: Monika Luchowska
Date: November 2, 2012
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:18533
Description: The scene left after a boardwalk slams into a small house reminds one of a tornado. Hurricane Sandy will be remembered for her winds and raging flood waters. This house's panels fell off in chunks.
Authors: Monika Luchowska
Date: November 2, 2012
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:18553
Description: The boardwalk detached from its base during Hurricane Sandy, colliding with a house. It still had a bench attached.
Authors: Monika Luchowska
Date: November 2, 2012
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:18538
Description: Not only were the glass windows of this car completely shattered, but the door of its trunk was utterly damaged. Mud spilled into the interior, while salt water terminated the engine.
Authors: Monika Luchowska
Date: November 2, 2012
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:18528
Description: This Rockaways playground lies in ruin following the storm. The matting has been uprooted and it has been inundated with beach sand. The swings remain standing, but where later cut down anyway as a pr ... More
Authors: Monika Luchowska
Date: November 2, 2012
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:18544
Description: Even though the boardwalk was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, these stairs were still intact and usable. Many people climbed them to look out at the gray sea until they were demolished.
Authors: Monika Luchowska
Date: November 2, 2012
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:18547
Description: Fallen traffic light on Shore Front Parkway. Pavement covered in the sand washed in by Hurricane Sandy.
Authors: Monika Luchowska
Date: November 2, 2012
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:18522
Description: Damaged section of boardwalk in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Apartment buildings in the distance, and a ruined recreational building to the right.