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1

When did Hurricane Sandy occur?

October 2012

2

Where did the hurricane originate?

South of Kingston, Jamaica

3

When did the eye begin developing?

October 24th

4

Where was Sandy updated to hurricane status?

65 miles south of Kingston

5

What was the diameter of the storm?

1100 miles, much larger than other tropical storms

6

Why did the hurricane change track?

Due to col air in the North and the jet stream to the West, pushing it across New York

7

When did Sandy hit the US coast?

October 30th

8

Why did Sandy have such a significant impact on the US?

Everyone was largely unprepared because of the late notice of change of track

9

How many people were killed?

111, 41 in NY alone

10

How many were without power in New Jersey?

1 million

11

How many people were without power in New York?

750,000

12

How many people were without power in Ontario?

145,000

13

How many major New York airports were closed?

3, including JFK

14

How much did the damage cost?

$63 million

15

How was the NY stock exchange affected?

It was closed

16

How was the economy affected?

Banks, shops, financial institutions closed and 2nd largest oil refinery

17

How bad was the rainfall in the area?

It was the worst rainfall in a century

18

How was the coastline affected?

1600km of coast was impacted by a 6-7m storm surge

19

How many fires broke out across New York?

23

20

How were US politics affected?

The presidential election was interupted

21

What was rationed?

Fuel, and number plate recognition was brought in

22

How much money was spent by the Red Cross over a 3 year period?

$313 million

23

What did Direct Relief provide?

89 emergency deliveries of medicine & supplies to 35 health centres in NY and NJ

24

What did the Red Cross do?

Opened shelters to provide safe places to stay before, during and after the storm

25

How many storm damaged homes are being repaired?

757+, 158 already completed

26

How many households in NY and NJ received FEMA payments?

179,000

27

How much did the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act provide to help rebuild?

$50 billion

28

How many people in Manhattan were advised to evacuate due to a potential storm surge?

350,000

29

How many flights were cancelled in view of strong winds?

12,000

30

How did shops around New York respond?

By boarding up shops, including on 5th Avenue, to protect them from high winds and debris