The Aerial Views: VIDEO Damage Assessment Breezy Point and Jersey Shore in New York and New Jersey

An aerial view shows widespread destruction, including over 100 homes and buildings destroyed in the tiny beachfront neighborhood of Breezy Point where people were told to evacuate before Hurricane Sandy hit New York, and hundreds of vehicles and taxi cabs underwater in New York.

In New Jersey, superstorm Sandy destroyed several blocks of Atlantic City’s world-famous boardwalk and wrecked several other boardwalks up and down the coast. A Seaside Heights roller coaster was left partially submerged in the ocean.

Aviators of the 1-150th Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey National Guard, look for displaced residents along the coastline of Seaside Heights Oct. 30, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. (Video by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/108th WG/PA)

An aerial view of the coastline of Seaside Heights after Hurricane Sandy as seen from a New Jersey National Guard Black Hawk.

WARNING LOUD AIR FLOW BACKGROUND NOISE … An aerial view from Cape May to Long Beach Island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012. Press of Atlantic City video by Edward Lea.

The NYPD has released video of rooftop rescues on Staten Island of residents who were trapped due to rising waters. In all, five adults and one child were removed to safety.

Aerial footage filmed on Tuesday shows the aftermath of a huge fire in the Breezy Point neighbourhood of Queens, which destroyed 80 to 100 houses. Meanwhile, Lower Manhattan still has residual flooding from superstorm Sandy, although much of the water has receded from around Battery Park City. Across the Hudson River from Manhattan, large areas of Hoboken, New Jersey, remained under water.