Even before hitting land, Sandy was the largest tropical storm in the Atlantic. Lower Manhattan was completely dark. And I am a firm believer that climate change is real, that it is impacted by human behavior and carbon emissions. Homes in Seaside Heights, New Jersey sit in ruins on the Atlantic Ocean waterfront after being destroyed by Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012.

Winds reached a high of 80 mph when Sandy made landfall. More than 80% of Atlantic City was underwater. Winds were felt as far west as the Great Lakes and into Canada. Sandy hit power stations hard. The storm damaged or destroyed at least 650,000 homes, and 2 million customers lost power. We do know that the Arctic ice cap is melting faster than was predicted even five years ago. It had been a Category 3 storm. Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey on October 29, 2012. At least 90% of Long Island was without power, affecting 800,000 people. Storm surges were massive: 12 1/2 feet at Kings Point, Long Island, 9.56 feet on Staten Island, and 9.4 feet at Lower Manhattan. This monster was dubbed Frankenstorm by the National Weather Service. Along the coast of In east-central Florida, damage was minor, though the storm left about 1,000 people without power.There were three Hurricane Sandy-related deaths in the state.On October 29, snow was falling in parts of the state.A 50-foot (15 m) piece of the Atlantic City Boardwalk washed away. This caused lines of up to 20 blocks long and was quickly suspended.On November 26, Governor Cuomo called Sandy "more impactful" than Hurricane Katrina, and estimated costs to New York at $42 billion.Sandy's rain became snow in the Appalachian mountains, leading to blizzard conditions in some areas, especially West Virginia,There were reports of collapsed buildings in several counties due to the sheer weight of the wet, heavy snow.The US Department of Energy reported that more than 120,000 customers lost power in Michigan as a result of the storm.More than one foot (300 mm) of snow fell in eastern Kentucky as Sandy merged with an The intense flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy proved to be too much for water treatment infrastructure on the East Coast of the United States. The beachfront neighborhood heavy populated by firefighters and police officers was devastated during the storm when a fire pushed by Sandy's raging winds destroyed … On October 28, a weak On October 31, over 6 million customers were still without power in 15 states and the In South Florida, Sandy lashed the area with rough surf, strong winds, and brief squalls. That brought blizzard conditions and This was … This beat Hurricane Donna's 10.02-foot record set in September 1960. We do know that there have been extraordinarily — there have been an extraordinarily large number of severe weather events here in North America, but also around the globe. As the storm hit the cold front, the rain turned to snow. It combined an end-of-season Category 1 hurricane with a cold front and a second storm, turning torrential rain into snow. Con Ed said it received the worst damage to its system ever, leaving 780,000 people without power. 1969 Corvette destroyed by Superstorm Sandy sees new life This 1969 Corvette C3 is the automotive star of "American Detours: Superstorm Sandy." Some of the Boardwalk was swept away. Kimberly Amadeo has 20 years of experience in economic analysis and business strategy. As it hit shore, it picked up more moisture from the Gulf Stream. NYU Langone and Coney Island were evacuated. Sandy hit the Eastern seaboard just in time for Halloween 2012. This system, combined with the 150-mph winds of the jet stream, pushed the monster north toward Pennsylvania and New York State. This included many hospitals.

The timing created storm surges that were higher than normal. Flooding and storm surges near coastal cities are made worse by rising Long Beach, New York, was one of them. At least 233 people were killed across the United States, the Caribbean, and Canada, as a result of the storm. All five Great Lakes were warned of gale force winds as the storm headed their way on Tuesday. Hurricane Sandy damaged or destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes and rearranged neighborhoods. To make matters even worse, Sandy made landfall just in time for the full moon. Operating under the umbrella of New York Rising, GOSR utilized approximately $3.8 billion in flexible funding made available by the Hurricane Sandy sparked much political commentary.