Hurricane Sandy Aftermath Astoria, NY (PHOTOS)

Astoria fared relatively well overnight to Hurricane Sandy, but several trees went down and many residents are still without power. 

After the worst storm in 108 years, the MTA and local airports remain shut down with no timetable to reopen. Tunnels into Manhattan as well as the FDR are flooded. Over 50 homes were destroyed by fire overnight in Queens after an electric fire and at least ten New Yorkers have died.

Several trees are down in Astoria Park and with the ground saturated, many more could still fall. Through all this, we expect Astoria and all of NYC to bounce back fairly quickly--that's just what we do.

Above and below are several photos plucked from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, and videos from Youtube. Thanks to the photographers who helped document this tragic storm.

Stay safe, Astoria, and feel free to share your images of the storm here.

Also, here is a list of businesses already open in Astoria.

UPDATE (9:50a) The Tappan Zee and the Lincoln Tunnel have reopened. No word yet on any of the other bridges/tunnels.

UPDATE (1:20p) There will be free bus service throughout the city Tuesday and Wednesday operating on the Sunday schedule. 

PS. Don't do this. Stay out of Astoria Park when the ground is saturated and the wind is blowing. Not smart.

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Comment by pabloAstoria on October 30, 2012 at 9:32pm

Here's my small corner of astoria before & after SANDY:

Comment by Lexi F on October 30, 2012 at 9:10pm
Thanks Ran!
Comment by Ran Craycraft on October 30, 2012 at 2:11pm

@Lexi, just pinged Anti, the photographer

Comment by Lexi F on October 30, 2012 at 1:59pm
All, i have a reporter friend who would like to use the pic of the tree fallen on the car...can someone ping me asap w permission and who should be credited? Thx alexisfrankel at gmail
Comment by Jenny on October 30, 2012 at 1:33pm

via twitter : 

Thank you so much for offers to volunteer. Best way is to register w/. You'll be notified of opportunities

Comment by Ali F on October 30, 2012 at 12:22pm

Thanks. I ended up calling the location of the shelter itself, and someone was able to help me.

Comment by Caitlin R on October 30, 2012 at 12:15pm

you can also contact the red cross by email, they'll get back to you more quickly.

Comment by Rod Milam on October 30, 2012 at 12:00pm

To find out about volunteer opportunities:

Comment by Ali F on October 30, 2012 at 11:45am

Erica -- I'm trying to find a contact number for these places to get in touch with a person instead of just showing up. not having much luck and the Red Cross # just takes me through a long list of recorded options.

Comment by Erica Brustman on October 30, 2012 at 10:26am

If you can't make it to work today but want to help those in need then use this map to locate the nearest shelter



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