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.
|Tanker Runs Aground|
The storm surge moved a 170-foot-long tanker to land in Staten Island, New York.
|Power Plant Explosion|
Parts of lower Manhattan lose power after an explosion at Con Edison power station.
|Building Wall Crumbles|
The exterior of a building collapses during Sandy's heavy rains and wind.
|TV Reporters Battle Sandy|
Heavy winds, rain and sea foam aren't enough to deter journalists from covering the story along the East Coast.
A crane partially collapses at a high-rise building under construction in Manhattan.
|Blast at the Beach|
Trevor Murchie's footage of a beachside home in Rodanthe, N.C., being overtaken by the storm surge.
The storm surge in Rodanthe, N.C., floods a roadway and beachside homes.
|Blaze in Breezy Point|
A six-alarm fire breaks out in the flooded borough of Queens, New York.
Planks of wood are twisted and tossed by the powerful storm as it approaches New Jersey.