Hurricane Sandy By the Numbers: A Superstorm’s Statistics, One Month Later

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    by Kayla Webley

    Four weeks have gone by and the extent of the damage is just now beginning to be estimated. The numbers are staggering!

    Read more: Hurricane Sandy By the Numbers: A Superstorm’s Statistics, One Month Later | TIME.com

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    Totaling up the damages after Sandy...
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    After Sandy, lower Manhattan limps back to life
    November 26, 2012 — The hum of massive mobile generators, boilers and pumps emerges blocks from Manhattan's Financial District and turns into a steady din south of Wall Street — the now-familiar sound of an area laboring to recover from Superstorm Sandy.
    See also:

    Cuomo: Sandy Cost NY, NYC $42B in Damage and Loss
    November 26, 2012 — Superstorm Sandy ran up a $42 billion bill on New York and the state and New York City congressional leaders are preparing big requests for federal disaster aid.
     
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    Sandy was a Cat 1.

    NY, NJ and everyone else who was affected should be on their knees thanking God that Sandy wasn't a Cat 5.
     
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    Sandy was a tropical depression shortly after it made landfall. Had it not joined with an ice storm, there wouldn't have been this kind of damage. The damage was caused primarily by storm surge driving water inland and over the islands.

    It's global cooling.
     
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    Dumb.

    Sandy, while a Cat 1, had the lowest pressures ever recorded in a hurricane that far north. Also, the sheer size was a very large factor in the amount of damage. It carried more total energy than many Cat 4 and 5 storms. Then there was the fact that while most hurricanes rapidly lose energy as soon as the approach land, due to the fact that the warm water is where they draw their energy from, Sandy became a cyclonic storm, due to the addition of the Nor-easter, as it made landfall. These cyclonic storms get their energy from the temperature differance, and, since Sandy came in as a tropical warm storm, and the nor-easter had snow in it, it had plenty of differance to draw energy from.

    While AGW was not a prime driver of this storm, it contributed to the size and power of the hurricane because the Gulf Stream waters were 2 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year. The primary factor was a series of coincidences that led to the worst possible case. A high over Greenland that steered the hurricane directly at the Northeast. The fact in came in on a very high tide, and joined with the noreaster just as it made landfall is kind of like rolling snake eyes four or five times in a row.
     
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    Granny says dat's another reason rich folks oughta pay more o' dey's fair share o' taxes...
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    Sandy relief bill eats up taxes on the rich
    Monday, January 28, 2013 - Lawmakers to approve $50B
     

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