Hurricane Sandy: Moments of Impact

VIDEO: The storm packs a wallop to the East Coast, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
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The storm, which some forecasters said would be the worst in generations, lived up to its strength. Barreling up the East Coast, Hurricane Sandy's power and wide path of destruction was being documented by TV news crews and civilians armed with cameras. The following videos underscore the very real danger that came with spying on Sandy.

VIDEO: The storm surge moved a 170-foot-long tanker to land in Staten Island, New York.
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Tanker Runs Aground

The storm surge moved a 170-foot-long tanker to land in Staten Island, New York.

VIDEO: Parts of lower Manhattan lose power after explosion at power station.
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Power Plant Explosion

Parts of lower Manhattan lose power after an explosion at Con Edison power station.

VIDEO: The exterior of a building collapses during Hurricane Sandy's heavy rains and wind.
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Building Wall Crumbles

The exterior of a building collapses during Sandy's heavy rains and wind.

VIDEO: Heavy winds, rain and sea foam weren't enough to deter journalists from covering the story.
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TV Reporters Battle Sandy

Heavy winds, rain and sea foam aren't enough to deter journalists from covering the story along the East Coast.

VIDEO: A crane has partially collapsed at a high-rise building under construction in Manhattan.
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Crane Collapse

A crane partially collapses at a high-rise building under construction in Manhattan.

VIDEO: A home in Rodanthe, N.C.,=, is overtaken by Hurricane Sandy's storm surge.
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Blast at the Beach

Trevor Murchie's footage of a beachside home in Rodanthe, N.C., being overtaken by the storm surge.

VIDEO: Storm surge in Rodanthe, N.c., floods roadway and homes.
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Disappearing Highway

The storm surge in Rodanthe, N.C., floods a roadway and beachside homes.

VIDEO: The six-alarm fire broke out in the flooded borough of Queens.
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Blaze in Breezy Point

A six-alarm fire breaks out in the flooded borough of Queens, New York.

VIDEO: Planks of wood are twisted and tossed by the powerful storm as it approaches New Jersey.
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Battered Boardwalk

Planks of wood are twisted and tossed by the powerful storm as it approaches New Jersey.

VIDEO: Parts of Highway 12 along Outer Banks, N.C. are damaged and covered in sand and water.
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North Carolina Highway Washed Out

Portions of Highway 12 along Outer Banks are damaged, covered in sand and water.

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