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Hurricane Sandy: The Idiot Awards

The worst of this prolonged wind-whipping from Sandy is hopefully behind us, so it's time to start choosing candidates for 2012's Biggest Hurricane Idiot.

Adrees Latif/Reuters

Why You Should Text, Not Call to Check on Loved Ones Post-Sandy

FEMA and cell phone carriers are encouraging customers to use SMS.

No One Knows When New York's Subway Will Reopen

Seven subway tunnels are flooded.

HINT.FM

Superstorm Sandy Seen In a Beautiful Map of Pure Wind

Follow Sandy's track across the East Coast with this mesmerizing, real-time map of wind speeds. (Yes, that's the eye below Philadelphia.)

AP

Sandy Takes Manhattan

Large parts of New York City are in the dark and under water.

Universal Everything

Worthwhile Distraction of the Day: A Mind-Blowing Projection of Motion in South Korea

Let's think about something beautiful, just for a second.

Reuters

Waiting for Sandy at the Edge of New York's Evacuation Zone

Being in the path of an approaching hurricane changes the way you look at your neighborhood.

NASA

Hurricane Sandy Is a Category 1 Cyclone, But It Has the Eyewall Of a Category 3

Shiver in fear of this 3-D model of Sandy's eye as the storm nears New Jersey.

Internet Archive

3 Vintage Newsreels to Make You Feel Better About Obsessing Over Sandy

How did we track major storms before the internet? Telegram warnings and hurricane flags.

It's Not Just the East Coast: Chicago Could See Waves as High as 23 Feet

Hurricane Sandy's impact won't spare the Midwest.

ARO

Flashback: MoMA's Ideas to Combat Rising Seas in New York Harbor

Woulda, coulda, shoulda. 

Reuters

Early Scenes From Sandy

How things looked early Monday, before the bulk of the storm made landfall on the U.S. East Coast.

These Are the Hurricane Maps You Should Worry About Now

Hint: The really ugly part will be the storm surge.

This Is What an 11-Foot Storm Surge in New York Looked Like in 1960

The closest comparison we have for Sandy is probably Hurricane Donna.

AP/NOAA

The Webcams to Watch as Hurricane Sandy Hits the East Coast

The Atlantic Ocean's largest recorded tropical storm is bearing down on the Northeast.

Alex Garland/Seattle Transit Riders Union

Does Your City Need a Transit Riders Union?

Unions may be dying off in the workplace. But could they make a difference on the bus?

Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

The 66%: America's Growing Underclass

For almost two-thirds of us, the American Dream is a virtual impossibility.

NOAA/NASA

Hurricane Sandy's Track: 10 Million People Could Lose Power

And that's the "conservative estimate," according to a Johns Hopkins engineer.

Reuters

Hurricane Sandy Provokes the Largest Preemptive Public Transportation Shutdown in U.S. History

As Sandy bears down on the East Coast, some of the biggest cities in America come to a virtual standstill.