Superstorm Sandy’s Extremes Facts

1 11 2012

Hurricane Sandy, after killing at least 69 people in the Caribbean, streamed northward, merged with two wintry weather systems and socked the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes with wind, waves, rain and snow. Some figures associated with Sandy’s rampage through the U.S., as of Wednesday night:

— Maximum size of storm: 1,000 miles across

— Highest storm surge: 14.6 feet at Bergen Point, N.J.

— Number of states seeing intense effects of the storm: At least   17

— Deaths: At least 98

— Damage: Estimated property losses at $20 billion, ranking the storm among the most expensive U.S. disasters

— Top wind gust on land in the U.S.: 90 mph Islip, N.Y., and Robbins Reef, N.J.

— Power outages at peak: More than 8.5 million

— Canceled airline flights: More than 19,500

— Most rainfall: 12.55 inches, at Easton, Md.

— Most snow: 34 inches at Gatlinburg, Tenn.

— Evacuation zone: Included communities in more than 400 miles of coastline from Ocean City, Md., to Dartmouth, Mass.

By The Associated Press:

Sources: National Weather Service, FlightAware, Weather Underground, AP reporting.

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4 11 2012
NASA’s Before And After Photos Of New Jersey Coastline « Ahmad Ali Karim’s Weblog

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4 11 2012
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3 11 2012
Aeshah Adlina Karim

Dear Ali,
It is extreme and not extremes.
Sincerely,
Kashah

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4 11 2012
ahmadalikarim

Dear Kashah,
Thanks for the notice 🙂 😀 :mrgreen:

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2 11 2012
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