US & Canada

Sandy: New York devastation mapped

Super-storm Sandy has devastated parts of the US east coast, leading President Barack Obama to declare a "major disaster" in New York state.

New York, the country's most populous city, is among the worst-hit, with floodwaters swamping the subway system, flooding low-lying streets and wiping out power. Explore the map of New York below to see some of the worst of the damage.

Parts of New York City are designated hurricane evacuation zones - low-lying areas most at risk from flooding.

The most vulnerable areas are marked in blue on the map below. Most of the flooding from super-storm Sandy appears to be in these locations.

Before and after

See a selection of views below of parts of Manhattan and New York before and after the storm.

Image caption The storm waters reached 33rd St in a largely deserted Manhattan late on Monday night. An unprecedented 13 ft (3.9m) surge of seawater - 3 ft (90 cm) above the previous record - submerged parts of lower Manhattan.
Image caption Flood water surged up 14th Street on Manhattan's east side as the storm hit New York. The storm has left the city's public transport crippled and 600,000 people in the New York area without power.
Image caption Heavy flooding in Battery Park on the tip of Manhattan led to water gushing into the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. In advance of the storm New York Governor Andrew Cuomo closed all New York City bus, subway and commuter rail services.
Image caption Residents photograph a boat resting on Broadway Avenue as they inspect damage from Hurricane Sandy in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
Image caption Pedestrians walk past a submerged taxi in Brooklyn which was badly affected by the widespread flooding caused by Storm Sandy.
Image caption More than 100 homes were burnt to the ground in the borough of Queens. "We expected a flood and we got a fire," said Bill Valentine, a member of the Rockaway Point Fire Department.