I have been one of the millions of people following along with the unfolding drama surrounding the catastrophe accompanying the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy. Now dubbed Superstorm Sandy, this monstrous maelstrom has wreaked havok across the greater East Coast of The United States, stretching from The Carolinas to Connecticut. No death is minimal, yet thankfully, few people have been killed as a direct result of the storm’s wrath. The current tallies of fatalities stand at forty, with over eight million people without access to power services.
Sandy reached land near 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday evening. The reports state that heavy rains fell, accompanied by intense winds, flooding, and power outages. Over six million residents between Virginia and New York were without electricity by Tuesday morning, with companies like Con Edison having to cut power to residents for safety precautions!
President Obama reminded citizens about the urgency of being aware of all broadcast and posted warnings on needs for all mandatory preparations. The President stressed the needs to evacuate in timely manners, to listen to certified officials, and not to second-guess intelligence in the face of danger! He stated that state and local officials have been assessing the situation throughout the entire event of the storm, while current price estimates are rating that between $10 billion and $20 billion will be needed to repair the damages made by Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy is the largest hurricane that has formed within The Atlantic Ocean waters during currently recorded meteorological history. The storm reaches a diameter of roughly 1,100 miles from top to bottom, side to side, according to meteorological readers. It is currently being described as a post-tropical cyclone because it is not abiding by the normal parameters that the usual tropical systems of destruction follow!
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