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1

In which areas did hurricane sandy affect?

Jamaica, Cuba and Haiti before hitting New Jersey (oct 29th 2012)

2

What were social impacts of hurricane sandy?

•at least 150 people died
•many areas left without electricity
•homes and businesses damaged
•schools closed for days

3

What we're some economic impacts of hurricane sandy?

•estimated property damage was $65 billion
•income of tourism affected by cancellations
•government had to pay for petrol to be bought in as supplies ran out.

4

What are some environmental impacts of hurricane Sandy?

•storm surges caused large damage to coastal nature reserves
•Raw sewage leaked into waters in NY and New Jersey damaging habitats.
•many species had to flee their natural habitats

5

Is the US a developed, under-developed or and emerging country? How does that affect the recovery system?

It's developed, meaning they could deal with the hurricane sandy much better (as they had the money)

6

What are some individual responses to hurricane sandy?

The concert for sandy relief with artists such as Bon Jovi

7

What are some organisational responses to hurricane sandy?

The American Red Cross helped by providing relief to victims.

8

What are some government responses to hurricane sandy?

Billions of dollars were voted through legislations to help with rebuilding and supporting victims. New York set up a new local government office to support the rebuild.