It hasn't even been 24 hours since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast and NYC is trying to assess the toll on the region. Elected officials feared the worst and demanded residents leave coastal areas, and they were rightly worried: From intense flooding to power outages, from a devastated mass transit system to hospitals losing generator power, the residents, businesses and infrastructure were hit hard, with 10 deaths attributed to the storm so far.

Here are some of photographs of Sandy's wrath. Clean-up will take a while, and it's unclear when power or the subways will be back (4-5 days, maybe?). This is the time for the city to be patient and come together.