Published On: Oct 29 2013 07:55:30 AM CDTUpdated On: Oct 31 2013 05:47:52 PM CDT
It's been one year since Superstorm Sandy pummeled the East Coast. Take a look back at the storm by the numbers, according to figures from CNN and other sources.
$65 billion: Estimated total damage caused by Superstorm Sandy, according to The Associated Press, citing a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report. The total was so high because the storm hit such a densely-populated area.
At least 27,000: Number of New York and New Jersey households still displaced one year after Superstorm Sandy, according to NBC News.
$103 million: The amount in donations the Red Cross collected for Superstorm Sandy victims in the week after the storm.
$307 million: The total donations the Red Cross collected for Superstorm Sandy victims to date, according to a Sept. 11, 2013, press release from the Red Cross.
117: Number of deaths in the U.S. as a result of Superstorm Sandy, according to CNN, which used Centers for Disease Control and Prevention death totals. That figure includes 53 deaths in New York state, 34 in New Jersey, 12 in Pennsylvania, six in West Virginia, four in Connecticut, one in Maryland, and seven elsewhere in the U.S.
69: Deaths in the Carribean and Canada caused by Superstorm Sandy. That figure includes 51 deaths in Haiti alone.
175 miles: The distance from Sandy's eye that hurricane-force winds extended as the Category 2 storm approached the East Coast, making it much larger than most storms of its type.
366,000: Number of structures damaged during Superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey, according to NBC News.
At least 110: The number of homes that burned to the ground in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens, N.Y., the night Superstorm Sandy hit.
9,000: The number of people in 13 states who spent the night in 171 Red Cross operated-shelters on the night of Oct. 29, 2012.
7.9 million: The number of homes and businesses that were without power in 15 states and the District of Columbia the day after the storm.
2: Number of days the New York Stock Exchange was closed because of Superstorm Sandy. The 2012 storm marked the first time the stock exchange was closed for more than one day due to weather since 1888.
1985: The last time the New York Stock Exchange close for one day due to weather, in that case for Hurricane Gloria.
946 millibars: The record-setting atmospheric pressure set by the storm. Hurricane hunter aircraft measured Sandy's central pressure at 940 millibars -- 27.76 inches - on Oct. 29, 2012. That's the lowest barometric reading ever recorded for an Atlantic storm to make landfall north of Cape Hatteras, N.C. The previous record holder was the 1938 "Long Island Express" Hurricane, which dropped as low as 946 millibars.
13.88 feet: The height of a record surge caused by Superstorm Sandy. The surge level at Battery Park in New York topped 13.88 feet at 9:24 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2012, surpassing the old record of 10.02 feet, set by Hurricane Donna in 1960.
32.5 feet: The height of a record-setting wave. New York Harbor's surf reached a record level when a buoy measures a 32.5-foot wave on Oct. 29, 2012. That wave is 6.5 feet taller than a 25-foot wave churned up by Hurricane Irene in 2011.
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