Hurricane Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy

In the short-term, there are environmental hazards from flooded homes, unsafe standing water and debris. Vulnerable populations, including the elderly and infirm, face their own set of risks, such as supply chain issues for those with chronic conditions in need of medications and continuity of care challenges for hospitalized patients who were evacuated and other medical-needs patients whose records are unavailable or destroyed.

The total death toll reached 285, including at least 125 deaths in the United States.

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the second-costliest hurricane in United States history.

Effected AreasGreater Antilles, Bahamas, most of the eastern United States (especially the coastal Mid-Atlantic States), Bermuda, eastern Canada

Longer-term issues include the enduring mental health consequences of such a devastating storm, particularly for families displaced from their homes and communities that have been radically altered, disrupted, or destroyed.

An unusual trio of weather factors conspired to create Hurricane Sandy

Others were more willing to say that global warming contributed to, but did not cause Hurricane Sandy


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By landing in one of the most densely populated areas in the US, Hurricane Sandy’s powerful winds and torrential downpours hit areas at high-risk for contaminant release into the environment.

To minimize damage to your home during a hurricane, windows and doors should be boarded up with 5/8” plywood or covered with approved storm shutters.


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