ceres told me to make a new thread, so I'm making a new thread.
Sandy has come and is about gone. Lots of people in the tri-state area are without power, and some without water. Electricity and subway don't look like they'll be back anytime soon.
As for how bad it looks... well, here's the Whitehall St./South Ferry subway station:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_Xkdv0H31d8
Here's the Con-Ed substation explosion that took out power to lower Manhattan (at 0:25):
Seriously, cars are floating out of underground parking lots, boats are sitting in the middle of train tracks, and entire buildings have had their facade wiped away. If anybody has any tips they would like to share on dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane, e.g. surviving, insurance, etc..., I think those of us in NY/NJ would greatly appreciate it, since this isn't the sort of thing that happens a lot on the Northeastern seaboard (assuming people in the affected areas can even get onto the Internet).