Hurricane Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy

What was Hurricane Sandy?

Hurricane Sandy started as gushing cold tropical waves in the Caribbean and quickly developed into a tropical storm in just six hours. Hurricane Sandy started October 22, 2012 - October 31, 2012. It affected Greater Antilles, Eastern United States, Bermuda, Bahamas, Eastern Canada, and Haiti. It's winds reached up to 115 mph (185 km) and killed 117 people in the Eastern United States and 69 more in Canada and in the Caribbean.

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How did Hurricane Sandy effect the ecnomy

Did Hurricane Sandy affect the economy? Hurricane Sandy caused close to 62 billion dollars in damage in the United States. Hurricane Sandy destroyed the coastlines over mid Atlantic and north and eastern States. At the height of the storm, over 7.5 million people were without power. Hurricane Sandy damages include property damage from wind, rain, and flooding and also include business interruption and additional living expenses.

After Hurricane Sandy

In New Jersey after the storm the climate changed and that means it has an easy chance to produce hurricanes. One reason Sandy was so destructive was the ways things were built. The homes were built with sediment that were washed away over the time. Now with beaches replenished, boardwalks rebuilt and stores reopened the Jersey Shore is going to be ready for the summer.

October 29, 2012 one of the most devastating hurricane in history was about to hit. Have you ever wondered how the community of New Jersey came together to beat this horrible storm? The storm destroyed Greater Antilles, Eastern United States, Bermuda, Bahamas, Eastern Canada, and Haiti and over 285 people died. Follow me as you learn some interesting things about Hurricane Sandy.

Fun Facts-Hurricane Sandy was so destructive it was called the Frankenstorm. Sandy’s roots were in Jamaica. Drowning was the most common reason of death.

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Glossary- economy- The wealth and resources of a country or region expenses- The cost required for somethingclimate- The weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.produce- Cause or to happen or come into existence. replenished- fill (something) up again.

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