But for many of those who survived the monstrous weather event which hit landfall in New Jersey on Monday evening — killing at least 48 people in nine states, at last report — their phones provided a device to chronicle the once-in-a-lifetime storm.
Click through this Celebuzz gallery that shows how Twitter tracked the carnage of superstorm Sandy.
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama declared the New York and New Jersey region a major disaster area, NBC Newsreported.
He promised that the federal government would do all it could to help local authorities cope with damage. The president was scheduled to visit damaged areas in New Jersey on Wednesday, the White House said.
Watch our video below to see celebrities’ reaction to the storm.
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