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He survived Sandy, twice, and photographed it

Meet the photographer who captured the storm from the Caribbean, and then again at home in New York City.

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Tues, Oct 23. After a sunny beach day, heavy ominous clouds suddenly rolled into Punta Cana around nightfall, bringing lots of thunder, lightning and wind.

Lightning can strike twice, and so can a storm

Tues, Oct 23. After a sunny beach day, heavy ominous clouds suddenly rolled into Punta Cana around nightfall, bringing lots of thunder, lightning and wind.
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Wed, Oct 24. By sunrise the rain had calmed, but gusty winds bent palm trees sideways on Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana.

Wed, Oct 24. By sunrise the rain had calmed, but gusty winds bent palm trees sideways on Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana.
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Thurs, Oct 25. During a break in the storm, A man bikes thorough the streets of Santo Domingo's Olymo neighborhood.

Thurs, Oct 25. During a break in the storm, A man bikes thorough the streets of Santo Domingo's Olymo neighborhood.
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Friday, Oct 26. Heavy rains, wind, lots of lightning pelted the city as we drove down a highway in Santo Domingo.

Friday, Oct 26. Heavy rains, wind, lots of lightning pelted the city as we drove down a highway in Santo Domingo.
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Morning, Thurs, Oct 25. This was my view from the home I was staying at in Santo Domingo, The almost contestant sound of thunder, heavy rain, spilling water and car alarms had kept us up a lot of the night before.

Morning, Thurs, Oct 25. This was my view from the home I was staying at in Santo Domingo, The almost contestant sound of thunder, heavy rain, spilling water and car alarms had kept us up a lot of the night before.
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A store owner on 82nd street worked to clear a fallen tree in front of his market.

A store owner on 82nd street worked to clear a fallen tree in front of his market.
Matthew David Powell
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A woman surveying the damage at the corner of 82nd and Roosevelt Avenue. Right after I'd taken this photo she looked at the awning and asked me "Do you have any idea where that came from?" I awnsered "I have no idea"

A woman surveying the damage at the corner of 82nd and Roosevelt Avenue. Right after I'd taken this photo she looked at the awning and asked me "Do you have any idea where that came from?" I awnsered "I have no idea"
Matthew David Powell
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Heavy winds had torn the awning off of this supermarket at the corner of 75th Street and Broadway.

Heavy winds had torn the awning off of this supermarket at the corner of 75th Street and Broadway.
Matthew David Powell
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