(Above is the link to the second video that has come out showing the power plant explosion. Below is the link to the first video released. WARNING: Language.)
One of the most incredible videos associated Hurricane Sandy was the massive explosion at a Con Ed power plant substation in Manhattan (see the original video here). Now, new video has surfaced of the explosion taken from a much closer perspective, given you a better idea of just how big the blow-up was.
This stunning video, which appears to be taken from the Williamsburg waterfront, shows the dramatic explosion of the East Village Con Ed Substation that knocked out power to parts of downtown Manhattan. The blast happened during the Hurricane Sandy surge at approximately 9 p.m. on Monday night, casting a large swath of the island into darkness. We knew the explosion was a big one, but this video really conveys its frightening magnitude.
(Here is the link to the first video released. As you can see from the video, it is further away from the the second one released at the link provided at the top of this post.)