Superstorm Sandy left a five-car pileup in Jeff Nier's front yard.
In the Coney Island community of Sea Gate, the 65-year-old waited out the storm in his house.
It still stood Tuesday, but to get inside he had to climb over a mess of squashed vehicles, three cars and two SUVs. Inside, 3 feet of water filled his home, but Nier and his wife were safe on the second floor so he was in good spirits.
"Where am I gonna go?" he asked. "I got three dogs. It was just a surge, but I didn't think it was gonna be like this."