50 dramatic images of destruction caused by superstorm and hurricane Sandy

1. A rollercoaster is battered by waves near a storm-destroyed pier off the New Jersey coast in this aerial photograph provided by the US Air Force

50 dramatic images of destruction caused by superstorm and hurricane Sandy

2. Floodwaters from Superstorm Sandy surround homes in South Bethany, Delaware

50 dramatic images of destruction caused by superstorm and hurricane Sandy

3. This aerial photo shows burnt-out homes in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York

50 dramatic images of destruction caused by superstorm and hurricane Sandy

4. People look at one of many homes badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy is pictured in the Cosey Beach neighbourhood of East Haven.

50 dramatic images of destruction caused by superstorm and hurricane Sandy

5. The John B. Caddell, a 168-foot water tanker, lies grounded on the shore in the Stapleton neighbourhood of New York’s Staten Island

50 dramatic images of destruction caused by superstorm and hurricane Sandy

6. A road leading into Mirlo Beach in Rodanthe, North Carolina, is buckled from pounding surf whipped up by Sandy

50 dramatic images of destruction caused by superstorm and hurricane Sandy

7. Brian Hajeski reacts as he looks at debris of a home that washed up on to a bridge in Mantoloking, New Jersey

50 dramatic images of destruction caused by superstorm and hurricane Sandy

8. A flooded section of Harvey Cedars on Long Beach Island, New Jersey

50 dramatic images of destruction caused by superstorm and hurricane Sandy

9. A runway at the Teterboro Airport in New York is flooded in the wake of Superstorm Sandy

50 dramatic images of destruction caused by superstorm and hurricane Sandy

10. People stand among the burnt-out remains of homes in Breezy Point, Queens, New York

50 dramatic images of destruction caused by superstorm and hurricane Sandy