When a storm so powerful that even meteorologists can't find the right expletives for it hits your hometown, it's human instinct to go outside to get a good view of the action. Do not do this, you will get hurt. Instead, look at these crazy photos from the whole East Coast. At left, here's a GIF from the live Rockaway Beach, New York camera at Surfline.com. People are just strolling along in a mandatory evacuation zone. Again, do not do this. Just look at the GIF instead.
By the beach in Milford, Connecticut on Monday:
People tempting fate in Ocean City, Maryland:
Someone trying to drive in this weather in Southampton, New York on Monday:
An abandoned home in that town:
Big waves in Virginia Beach:
(Above photos via Reuters.)
Waves crash over the seawall in Battery Park, New York City on Monday:
Rough water in New York:
Damage to the Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina on Monday:
See this thing this person is doing in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina? Don't do it.
That's water from the Long Island Sound splashing up over roadways at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Monday.
Flooding on the waterfront in Hoboken, New Jersey Monday.