Sandy Video of the Day (So Far): Helicopter Rooftop Rescues in Staten Island
Lots of amazing images and videos from Sandy this week, from both amateur and professional news gatherers.
And also from the government: The New York state Metropolitan Transit Authority has been providing plenty of stunning stuff to see. Now comes footage from the NYPD’s aviation and scuba team, which it says rescued five adults and a child from Staten Island yesterday, using helicopters.
Related: Reuters’ super-sharp Jack Shafer on the “strange allure of disaster porn.”