The damage in lower Manhattan caused by Hurricane Sandy has already been televised all over the world but the two below are worth revisiting because they’re a reminder at how much worse it could have been.
Below is the flooding that overran East 8th and Avenue C (with a map to help place the location). Watch for the blackout that hits at about :40.
Here’s the explosion at the Con Edison power plant that darkened lower Manhattan. This happened just a few blocks from the flooding above, although it looks like it’s out of a sci-fi movie.