When NYC Met Hurricane Sandy

It’s good to be aware of what’s going on in the world. It’s situations like this that bring people to their knees, unable to cope. What can we do to help?


Hurricane Sandy, in my first post, had not yet become what is arguably the worst natural disaster to hit New York in over a hundred years. When I wrote that post Sandy was still a few hours away from making landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Right before it hit Atlantic City on October 29th 2012 at 8:00pm (0000 GMT October 30th) it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. Not that you would notice: old people living on the Jersey shore said it was the worst thing they had ever seen. Its winds were not as strong as when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and arguably Sandy hit Haiti harder, but in the living memory of the New York region only 9/11 wasworse:

  • Along the shore it washed away boardwalks, houses, bridges and part of an amusement park. Some people lost everything.
  • Over 8…

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