Hurricane Sandy Descends Upon the East Coast

Spotlight For more photos, browse the hashtags #hurricanesandy and #sandy. Find a photo tagged with a location? Click through to see more photos, like those posted from the East River Park, Exchange Place Waterfront, or FDR Drive.

The eastern seaboard of the United States, from Virginia to Massachusetts, is under a state of emergency as Sandy, a snor’eastercane, makes its way inland from the Atlantic Ocean.

The storm formed as Hurricane Sandy from the south collided with a nor’easter from the north, coming ashore in New Jersey and bringing with it heavy rain, storm surges and flooding.

The Instagram community has been sharing photos from the storm–at a rate of nearly 10 each second–with the hashtags #hurricanesandy, #sandy and #frankenstorm.

For the latest Sandy news and alerts, visit the New York Times and the Washington Post.