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8 amazing videos from superstorm Sandy and its aftermath

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Oct. 30, 2012 at 1:15 PM   |   Comments

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Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Explosion on New York's Lower East Side

Video footage taken from across the river captured this power surge explosion at a ConEd transformer on New York's East Side.

Flooding on East 8th and Avenue C

Shot by Sean Blackwell and posted by the NY Daily News, this video of downtown Manhattan shows flooding from Sandy before a blackout darkened many of New York City's streets. Called "apocalyptic" by Hypervocal, the video pans over vans and cars caught deep in water on East 8th Street and Avenue C.

House crumbles in Rodanthe, N.C.

Waves slowly pummel a house to the ground in North Carolina, where Sandy hit some coastal areas hard, washing out highways and towns.

Breezy Point, Queens

A fire in in the New York neighborhood of Breezy Point, Queens destroyed more than 80 houses, including the home of Republican Rep. Robert Turner. In this raw footage of the fire, FDNY firefighters combat the blaze.

Coast Guard rescue of HMS Bounty

Here's dramatic video of the U.S. Coast Guard rescuing crew members from the sinking HMS Bounty, a replica ship caught in Hurricane Sandy off the coast of N.C.

Sandy antics

The shirtless jogger wearing a horse mask wasn't the only mischievous American to make light of Sandy's onslaught. From Gangnam Style to jumping jacks, the following videos show people taking cabin fever to new heights.



Whether you think this guy is an idiot or a true sportsman, there's no doubt this jet-skiier took a big risk going out on New York's East River as Sandy made landfall.

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