Wednesday, October 31, 2012
My plan was to depart New York City on Tuesday morning, but Sandy didn't want me to leave quite yet. I spent Monday night safe and sound in Long Island City, but saw the flash of the 14th street power station transformer explosion followed by Lower Manhattan's plunge into darkness.
Looking out of the window, it seems like only the Empire State building has power below 42nd Street.
Looking out the other side of the building, here's a submerged construction site in Long Island City.
Water had gotten into power lines running underground, touched hot copper elements, and turned into steam.