The plant is getting warmer and, as it does, our sea levels keep rising. Few events better put that phenomenon on display than Hurricane Sandy: The storm sent a wall of water raging through communities in New York and New Jersey, shredding apart the places so many people called home. That's what happened to Union Beach, N.J. Few were spared in the working-class town of 6,200. With a 13 foot storm surge 85 percent of the houses had at least 2 feet of water in them and hundreds were destroyed. Now, homeowners, local officials and contractors swarm in each day, picking up the pieces one brick at a time. Then they vanish each night, leaving Union Beach to its own devices. These photographs tell that story - capturing the haunting silence that sets in every 24 hours when the sun dips behind the horizon. The image was taken with long exposures with the only light illuminating the subject matter is ambient. Union Beach, NJ, USA.