Hurricane Sandy is currently battering the five boroughs, and the city’s public officials are out and about, touring their districts and surveying the damage. In the slideshow to the left, we’ve collected a sampling of the flooded streets and downed trees that they’ve shared on Facebook and Twitter.
Sometimes they’ve sent warnings to their constituents as well. “By the way, lots of people there at cusp of water taking pictures and frolicking about,” Staten Island Councilman Jimmy Oddo wrote to his Facebook followers when he visited what used to be a beach. “As Mom used to say, it’s fun and games until someone gets swept into the ocean and washes up dead on Sandy Hook. Or was it it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye? Or no ball playing in the house? I digress.”
The worst of the hurricane is expected in the form of a storm surge tonight.