The Wrath of Hurricane Sandy and the Damage in her Wake … 17 People Dead, Millions Out of Power, Fire, Flooding, Wind and Snow
Our prayers go out to those affected by the massive storm that engulfed the Mid-Atlantic, Ohio Valley, NY-NJ area and New England states.
It was a storm like that had never been seen before as Hurricane Sandy left death and destruction in her wake. At least 17 people so far have been confirmed dead; however, it is hard to believe that this number will not rise. Power is out across the east coast from the Carolina’s to Ohio to NY and NJ to New England. Levees are reported to have broke in northern New Jersey and flooded the town of Moonachie. Yesterday a 13 foot surge of seawater, 3 feet above the previous record, gushed into NYC, flooding tunnels, subway stations, homes and business. system t
A terrible fire ignited in Breezy Point, Queens in New York City that destroyed at least 50 homes.So far no casualties have been reported; however, due to power outages and darkness, communication is at a minimum.
The neighborhood, Breezy Point in the borough of Queens, had been extensively flooded by Sandy’s record storm surge, and firefighters were hampered in their efforts to bring the blaze under control, a spokesman for the New York Fire Department said.
No casualties were immediately reported and the cause of the fire was under investigation.
Fire rips through Breezy Point, Queens, NY, 50 houses destroyed
The Weather Channel: Superstorm Sandy: Status and Impact Maps
Numerous towns along the New Jersey shore, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island, flooded with Monday’s morning high tide. The Monday evening high tide brought historic storm surge flooding to the New York City metro area.
Monday night, all-time record tide levels were set at The Battery in Lower Manhattan, breaking a record from 1821, as well as Sandy Hook, N.J., shattering the previous record from the Dec. 1992 Nor’easter and Hurricane Donna in 1960.
It should be noted…another high tide Tuesday morning will feature additional coastal flooding, particularly along southern Long Island, New York Harbor, the Jersey shore, the Delmarva Peninsula, and southern New England, as southerly winds continue to keep water levels higher than normal. Current indications suggest the flooding will not be as severe as it was Monday night.
VIDEO OF FLOODING IN NJ
UPDATE I: CNN – Sandy’s impact: State by state
The devastation from rain, wind snow and flooding could be felt from the Carolina’s to NY/NY and New England.