No pictures of total destruction comparable to Bolivar Peninsula beach post-Ike, for instance. That doesn’t mean there won’t be any; it’s still fairly early in the assessment process. Regardless, this impacts a huge and densely populated area and the costs will add up.
I still think it’s too soon to rank the storm on the top damages. For some reason the denyosphere is as attached to it being relatively small as well as to it being unconnected with climate. We don’t know much yet on the damage score. Some of the damages (in NYC especially) are very unusual in nature. But why is that an issue for them?
The familiar “It isn’t happening and it’s completely natural!” song I guess. Lawyers.
UPDATE: More here.