Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Super Storm Sandy Historical Devatastion

The New York Times "By the Numbers"
8 Million+ Left without power.
18,000+ Flights canceled.
139 Miles per hour of top wind gust recorded (Mount Washington in New Hampshire).
22 Number of deaths attributed to the storm so far.
6,400 New Yorkers in emergency shelters as of Tuesday night.
300 Number of patients evacuated from NYU Langone Medical Center, whose backup power system failed.
3 Vehicle tunnels still closed Tuesday evening.
3 or 4 Estimated days until nearly all power is restored.
13.88 Height in feet of the storm surge at the Battery in Lower Manhattan.
7,000 Number of reports of downed trees received by the city’s parks department.
2.3 Million Customers without power as of Tuesday afternoon.
2.6 Million Households without power on Tuesday morning.
4,500 Residents in shelters on Tuesday.
24 Number of small rail cars carried by a tidal surge onto a roadway of the New Jersey Turnpike.
29 Hospitals that lost power (most had backup generators).
11.91 Inches of rain recorded in Wildwood Crest, N.J., as of Tuesday afternoon.
7 to 10 Estimated number of days until PATH trains are back in service.

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