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Sandy: Before and After Photos Show Utter Devastation

By Meghan Evans, meteorologist
November 6, 2012; 5:30 AM ET

Sandy: Before and After Photos Show Utter Devastation to N.J. Coast

NOAA has released a series of satellite images taken after Hurricane Sandy that show the severe damage and loss of sand along the New Jersey and New York coast.

Storified by Accu Weather · Mon, Nov 05 2012 09:15:15

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NOAA has released a series of satellite images taken after Hurricane Sandy, and is overlaying them on top of Google Satellite maps.

The images show the severe damage and loss of sand along the New Jersey and New York coast.

"The sand has either been stripped from beaches and dunes has been pushed inland or deposited on bays and inlets. They may have to dredge some areas to open up the inlets and bays. The sand has also been carried in the storm drains which then have to be cleared out. Heavy rain could lead to street flooding," AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said. "There is a ton of work that has to be done to recover from this disaster."

"The extent of damage in northern New Jersey may not have been seen by any storm in a life time," Sosnowski added.
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Before and After Photos from Seaside Heights, N.J.:
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From the WABC-TV Channel 7 Eyewitness News Facebook page, a before and after shot in Mantoloking, New Jersey:
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