New Yorkers charge their mobile phones with generators provided by Percy's Tavern, located on Avenue A and 13th Street in Manhattan
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New Yorkers charge their mobile phones with generators provided by Percy's Tavern, located on Avenue A and 13th Street in ManhattanMichael Christopher Brown for TIME
New Yorkers charge their mobile phones with generators provided by Percy's Tavern, located on Avenue A and 13th Street in Manhattan
A worker at Old Homestead Steakhouse in Manhattan hands a policeman a steak. Without electricity, the steakhouse is clearing out their freezers
Con Edison workers clean a manhole on 7th Avenue and 22nd Street in Manhattan
New Yorkers wait to board a crowded city bus on 1st Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan
National Guard of the 169th Infantry, Alpha Company, prepare to lend assistance to citizens near 25th street in Manhattan.
A man pushes a man in a wheelchair across 1st avenue in Manhattan
The following photographs were taken Oct. 30, 2012A firefighter from Engine 1 ascends a tower ladder to cut a dangling piece of facade from a building on Broadway, near Franklin Street, in Manhattan
The John B. Caddell, a tanker ship, ran aground on Staten Island during the Sandy storm surge
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A partially submerged car dealership in Monmouth County, N.J.
Route 35 in Mantoloking, N.J.
A house was washed at least 500 yards from the nearest neighbor's into a lagoon behind Mantoloking, N.J.
Beachfront properties at Belmar, New Jersey
The three street wide peninsula of Mantoloking, N.J.
Surveying the damage to the the car dealership that he and his wife built over the past three years in Asbury Park, New Jersey
Point Pleasant, N.J.
Part of the famous Atlantic City boardwalk was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy
A portion of Atlantic City's boardwalk was washed away last night
Residents gather historical photos strewn around town. Like dozens of beach communities along the Jersey Shore, Keyport was devastated by Hurricane Sandy
A woman observes the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park
Destruction in Keyport, N.J.
A woman uses an iPad to photograph exposed bedrooms inside a building with a collapsed facade on 8th Avenue in Manhattan
High tide at Compo Beach in Westport, Conn.
A woman uses her cell phone while being evacuated from the New York University Medical Center. Ambulances with license plates from around the country were lined up to receive patients
A couple walk around a fallen tree on 6th Avenue, near 18th street, in Manhattan
A truck submerged in water at the entrance to the Brooklyn-Battery tunnel in Lower Manhattan
David Young's destroyed 100-year-old barn in Wilton, Conn.
Uprooted trees in Montclair, N.J, the morning after Sandy made landfall
The following photographs were taken on Oct. 29, 2012The area under the Brooklyn Bridge during high tide
A car is submerged in floodwater on Avenue C, near 14th Street, in Manhattan
Firemen search for people trapped in their cars at 14th Street and Avenue C in Manhattan
A minivan is consumed by both flames and storm surge in a low lying area of Brooklyn
Water pours into a parking garage on Avenue C in Manhattan
The water level slowly climbs on many streets in lower Manhattan
With much of lower and midtown Manhattan in the dark, the Empire State Building lights up the sky
A passenger seeks refuge from the storm in the Staten Island Ferry terminal in Manhattan
Doors are barricaded with sandbags in New York City
Downtown Newark, N.J., during the early afternoon, as Hurricane Sandy moves closer
Waves begin crashing over Chelsea Piers in Manhattan
Storm surges flood the streets during low tide in Milford, Conn.
Sandbags line the waterfront of downtown Jersey City, N.J., with the unfinished World Trade Center towering over lower Manhattan across the roiling Hudson River
Sandbags line the waterfront of downtown Jersey City, N.J., with the unfinished World Trade Center towering over lower Manhattan across the roiling Hudson River
The fire department on South Street, in Manhattan, prepares to meet the rising water
New York City firefighters look up at a crane dangling from a building on 57th Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, in Manhattan
A statue braves the winds of Hurricane Sandy on the waterfront of Jersey City, N.J., with the unfinished World Trade Center looming over lower Manhattan
A man stands in the heavy surf near Coney Island as Sandy moves towards land
An early Halloween reveler walks along the Jersey City harbor, in New Jersey, as the Hudson River churns
Traffic was thin on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway, which was later shut down because of the storm
A subway stop is barricaded from the rising water, near the southern tip of Manhattan
An intrepid skateboarder in Montclair, N.J., before Hurricane Sandy reaches shore
A boarded-up storefront taunts Hurricane Sandy, in Bridgeport, Conn.
Sandbags line the entrance to an office building on Broadway in downtown Manhattan
College students brave strong winds and rain on the coast of Milford, Conn.
Storm clouds bear down on the Statue of Liberty as Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City
New Yorkers charge their mobile phones with generators provided by Percy's Tavern, located on Avenue A and 13th Street in Manhattan
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In the Eye of the Storm: Capturing Sandy's Wrath

Oct 30, 2012

As Sandy drew near, TIME asked five photographers — Michael Christopher Brown, Benjamin Lowy, Ed Kashi, Andrew Quilty and Stephen Wilkes — to document the hurricane and its aftermath via Instagram.

g9550.60_sandy.coverWorking from different locations across the Atlantic seaboard, they captured ordinary people getting ready to greet the superstorm. And when Sandy made landfall the night of Oct. 29, they braved rising floodwaters, high winds and driving sheets of rain to photograph the storm's impact on several communities.

Keep following @TIME on Instagram for the latest photos filed by our photographers, and check back on LightBox for more of our storm coverage throughout the week.

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