(STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.) — Powerful storm surges from Superstorm Sandy caused a nearly 170-foot water tanker to run aground in Staten Island, N.Y., on Monday night.
The front third of the tanker is grounded into Front Street. The city’s waterfront was largely destroyed, which includes a number of businesses on the water.
The 168-foot tanker was moored about a mile away when Sandy’s powerful force propelled it toward land.
No one was on the tanker and no one was hurt as a result of it running aground.
Sandy struck the East Coast on Monday night, leaving a trail of massive flooding, power outages and destruction. President Obama has issued disaster declarations for New York and New Jersey.
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