Sandy made landfall along the US east coast Monday night and raged for hours. More than 70 people have died as a result and millions have been without power. The super storm also ravaged vulnerable island nations in the the Caribbean, killing at least 69 people, including 51 in Haiti.
Here are some pictures of Sandy's destruction. Hopefully the devastation will get leaders talking about the things we can do to limit the impact of big storms in the future: from targeted development aid to fighting climate change.
Taxis stuck in Hoboken, New Jersey: (Getty)
A child looks out from her house in eastern Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: (AFP/Getty)
The Caribbean was severely hit by the natural disaster: (Facebook)
In New York, power outages caused huge blackouts: (Flickr/Lisa Bettany)
Haitians travel through flooded Port-au-Prince: (AFP/Getty)
Haitian men cross a bridge over rushing flood waters: (AFP/Getty)
Trail of destruction in Cuba: (Facebook)
Cubans recover belongings from a destroyed house in Antillas: (AFP/Getty)
A satellite view of the storm from Nasa: (Flickr/NASA GOES)
Read more: Hurricane Sandy is a tragic reminder of an important issue that the US presidential candidates have not been discussing.
Sources: Wall Street Journal, ITN, Democracy Now, Avaaz