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Slideshow: Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Cars floating in a flooded subterranian basement following Hurricaine Sandy on October 30, 2012 in the Financial District of New York, United States. The storm has claimed at least 16 lives in the United States, and has caused massive flooding accross much of the Atlantic seaboard. US President Barack Obama has declared the situation a 'major disaster' for large areas of the US East Coast including New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

As cleanup begins from last night’s historic storm, more shocking photos of Sandy’s destruction are emerging on newswires and social media. We’ll be updating our collection of images here throughout the day. Readers can send all of their Sandy portraits and videos to us at hurricane.nymag@gmail.com, but please, everyone: Safety first. Falling branches and downed wires are still a major concern today. And don’t forget to read along for continuous coverage of New York’s recovery.

Slideshow: Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath