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Sandy's path of destruction leaves mark on Brooklyn

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Flooding in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn after Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage in the area on October 30, in New York. The storm has claimed at least 27 lives in the United States, and has caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard.

During Shaul Schwarz's photojournalism and film career, he has often focused on stories far from home, particularly during his long-term project on drug violence in Mexico and the resulting cultural impact in those communities.

Yesterday, big news came to his backyard as deadly Hurricane Sandy barreled through New York City. Late last night and this morning, he walked around his neighborhood of Brooklyn to see the path of destruction left by the high winds and water.

At least ten people are dead in New York City, millions have been left without electricity, and transit has been crippled. Read more.

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Belt Parkway is one of many roads still closed due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30, in New York.

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Flooding in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn after Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage in the area on Oct. 30.

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Board walk on the Coney Island section of Brooklyn after Hurricane Sandy.

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Flooded street in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn after Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage in the area on Oct. 30 in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

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A flooded board walk in the Williamsburg Brooklyn after Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage in the area on Oct. 29, in New York. US Pres. Barack Obama has declared the situation a 'major disaster' for large areas of the US East Coast including New York City, with wide spread power outages and significant flooding in parts of the city.

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Superstorm Sandy made landfall Monday evening on a destructive and deadly path across the Northeast.

 

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