Crowds wait for free gas on Saturday, November 3, at the Bedford Avenue Armory in Brooklyn, New York. The U.S. East Coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Superstorm Sandy.

Superstorm Sandy was no freak, say experts, but rather a hint of a coming era when millions of Americans will struggle to survive killer weather.

They’re telling us we shouldn’t be surprised that this 900-mile-wide monster marched up the East Coast this week paralyzing cities and claiming scores of lives.

(via. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/31/us/sandy-climate-change/index.html?iid=article_sidebar)