[PHOTOS] The Aftermath of Frankenstorm

Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, affected the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. 

Photos taken by Jenna Pope with her camera phone and DSLR camera.



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Debris on the road in lower Manhattan that had been swept up by flood water the night before.

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Most shops are closed in lower Manhattan due to storm damage and power outages. Some businesses brought their much needed items out to the sidewalks to sell to people, such as batteries, flashlights and candles.

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A street in Manhattan somewhere is missing its stop sign.

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Water is still being pumped from the construction site of the Freedom Tower in lower Manhattan.

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Volunteer sign up sheets at 46 Hester Street in Chinatown, which has been a supply hub for the area. People in this area are still without electricity and running water.

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People in line to get supplies at 46 Hester Street in Chinatown, which has been a supply hub for the area.

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Sand bags in lower Manhattan after hurricane Sandy.

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Major flooding on the lower east side of Manhattan ruined many items belonging to residents and business owners. Now that people are starting to clean up, large piles of trash can be seen on almost every block.

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A sign posted in Chinatown, letting people know where they can get clean water (for a limited time).

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A clean water station on the lower east side of Manhattan. There are a few of these in the area for those who are still without running water.

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Destruction along the coastline.

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Destruction along the coastline.

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The road sinking in on Staten Island.

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Occupy Sandy Relief NYC in Staten Island.

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Folks in Staten Island cooking up hamburgers and hot dogs to give away for free.

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A gas station in Staten Island. The gas shortage is making it difficult for volunteers to drive supplies to needed locations.

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Bags of destroyed classroom supplies sitting outside of a school in Staten Island.

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A rose and a note left on a car in Staten Island that belonged to a woman who abandoned the car after it was overtaken by flood water during Hurricane Sandy.

Her two children, two- and four-years-old, were ripped from her arms by the rising water and swept away.

The note says: "As a mother of two babies, my heart goes out to you and your family. Your angle babies are watching over you. - Christina and the SI Urban Park Rangers"

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Volunteers of South Asian descent hand out free warm meals.

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A message on zip lock bags of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches that given to the donation center run by Rockaway Rescue Alliance.

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A sign in the Rockaways near a small neighborhood that was devastated by major flooding.

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A message left outside of a house in Midland Beach, Staten Island.

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A community-run donation center in Midland Beach, Staten Island.

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It's heart wrenching and stressful to witness the devastation after hurricane Sandy.

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Part of a road missing near New Dorp Beach in Staten Island.

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A young boy sits near a camp fire at a supply spot that's set up in New Dorp Beach, Staten Island. The camp has hot food, tents, a camp fire, and lights run by generators for when it got dark out. Many people in this area completely have lost their homes.

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A US Marines helicopter in Staten Island.

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Homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

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A camp set up by the Hollowed Sons motorcycle club to help the folks in New Dorp.

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The Mac Truck in New Dorp, Staten Island. After raising some money, the truck owners drive around, serving free mac & cheese to people.

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Two volunteers push a shopping cart full of cleaning supplies to help folks in New Dorp, Staten Island clean up after hurricane Sandy.

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The Hallowed Sons motorcycle club from Brooklyn are first responders to one of the neighborhoods most ravaged by hurricane Sandy in Staten Island.

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This Staten Island resident lost many of the belongings in her home and is unsure of whether her home is salvageable. She says that she is worried about even staying in the area because she does not want to deal with another storm of similar magnitude again.

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Goldi de Guerrillas, from Occupy Sandy Relief NYC, talk to folks in New Dorp, Staten Island.

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What remains of a house - a porch in the middle of a field in Staten Island, along with several other porches and a few roofs.

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A house destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

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A sign on a school in Coney Island that is closed after hurricane Sandy.

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Homes destroyed by hurricane Sandy in Coney Island.

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A tattered American flag flys next to a home that was destroyed in Coney Island.

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A swingset in Coney Island now surrounded by debris.

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Staten Island.

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Comedy Central donates 11,000 pieces of pie to Occupy Sandy Relief NYC.

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A mailman wears a face mask new Midland Beach, Staten Island. The flooding and home destruction from hurricane Sandy caused the air to be unsafe, so many people wear face masks to protect themselves from toxins.

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A banner hangs in the Occupy Sandy donation hub at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn.

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A man sits in front of his severely damaged home in New Dorp, Staten Island.

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A large tree falls onto a home in New Dorp.

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"4 sale as is, slight water damage."

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A destroyed restaurant in New Dorp, Staten Island. The building reeks of spoiled food.

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A sign posted at a donation center in New Dorp, Staten Island.

It says: "The measure of a man is not what he does when the sun is shining, but what he does during and after the storm..." - H.D. Thoreau

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Homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

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A young boy looks the damage to his home.

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More than 100 homes burned to the ground in Breezy Point, Queens as the area was flooded during hurricane Sandy.

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More than 100 homes burned to the ground in Breezy Point, Queens as the area was flooded during hurricane Sandy.

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Many American flags are seen flying in the area of Breezy Point where over 100 homes burned down from a fire during hurricane Sandy.

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A toy firetruck, slightly charred, survives the fire in Breezy Point.

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A food truck giving away with free coffee and ice cream.

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This man and his disabled wife took refuge in their attic as the flood waters took over their one story home.

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Jenna is an activist and crowdfunded freelance photojournalist working to bring real stories to people worldwide via social media.