As "Frankenstorm" makes landfall, images of her devastating power are already pouring in on social media and news sites alike.
Slamming into the New Jersey coastline, Sandy is already breaking records with her 13-foot storm surge in New York and New Jersey. A portion of the Atlantic City boardwalk has already been washed away according to a Chicago Tribune report.
Those that decided to stay put and ride out the storm have become "eyewitness reporters", as images of flooding began popping up all over Twitter and Instagram before Sandy even made landfall.
Heavy winds knocked down large trees and limbs in Brooklyn New York this afternoon.
Flood waters in New York City
David S. Spivak
This picture was taken and posted on Facebook by a friend of mine.
One New York resident posted this picture and noted "not everyday you see rescue rafts strapped to a fire truck."
Life Rafts strapped on the top of a FDNY fire truck.
This image shows intense flooding in Brooklyn NY at Plymouth St & lower park areas. According to the poster, flood waters had already breached the carousel nearly an hour before Sandy made landfall.
7PM ET. Plymouth St & lower park areas flooded, water now breaching carousel.
In New York's Battery Park, the water level has already reached 13.5 feet, which is far above the previous all-time record of 11.2 feet in 1821.
In another photo, the water was already waist deep in Manhattan.
This is on 14 Street Manhattan.
Simon Huck posted this photo in Twitter showing the majority of New York City in the dark after Sandy caused power lines to go down.
Sandy causes a black out in downtown New York City.
Current estimates show more than 850,000 homes and businesses in New York are currently without power. Approximately 775,000 of those are in New York City and Long Island.
According to The Weather Channel, one man has died in New York City after he was trapped beneath a tree that had fallen on his house.