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November 11, 2012

Assessing the damage: Trees damaged, cars destroyed, major electricity costs

  • 8,577 the number of street trees toppled by Hurricane Sandy in New York City, according to the city’s parks department. Another 3,365 fallen limbs and 1,297 hanging branches also were reported, leading to thousands of service calls.
  • 330 the number of Fisker Karma vehicles that were destroyed by flooding at the Newark port. As the vehicles cost more than $100,000 each, the cost of the damage was over $33 million.
  • 31,000 the number of vehicles reported damaged to four major insurance companies — including State Farm, Progressive, New Jersey Manufacturers and Nationwide
  • $450M the estimated costs one of the region’s major power companies, Consolidated Edison Inc., estimated that they would have to bear due to the power outages caused by Sandy.
18:32 // 1 year ago
October 30, 2012
Little man in the big, dark city: ”Power outage seen on October 29, 2012 in Manhattan, New York. Hurricane Sandy, which threatens 50 million people in the Mid-Atlantic area of the United States, is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City bus, subway and commuter rail services as of Sunday evening.” (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images; ht @AdamGriffiths)

Little man in the big, dark city: ”Power outage seen on October 29, 2012 in Manhattan, New York. Hurricane Sandy, which threatens 50 million people in the Mid-Atlantic area of the United States, is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City bus, subway and commuter rail services as of Sunday evening.” (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images; ht @AdamGriffiths)

14:19 // 1 year ago

Roundup: Numbers from Hurricane Sandy

  • 11 deaths reported, along with some very fortunate rescue efforts, as a result of Hurricane Sandy, according to CNN.
  • 10,000 calls to 911 in New York City each half-hour, the Mayor’s office reports.
  • 670,000 people in New York City alone don’t have power, according to the city.
  • 5M people without power as a result of the storm, according to the Washington Post.
0:05 // 1 year ago
October 29, 2012
buzzfeedandrew:

Wow, ground zero is flooded. via the AP 

… I can’t find the words.

buzzfeedandrew:

Wow, ground zero is flooded. via the AP 

… I can’t find the words.

22:08 // 1 year ago
21:29 // 1 year ago
mildlyamused:

Firefighters going car to car on Avenue C to make sure no one is trapped inside. Bless them.

This is the kind of insane stuff people didn’t think would happen with this storm. Buzzfeed’s Tumblr is telling some powerful stories right now. Highly recommend you go there and follow it closely.

mildlyamused:

Firefighters going car to car on Avenue C to make sure no one is trapped inside. Bless them.

This is the kind of insane stuff people didn’t think would happen with this storm. Buzzfeed’s Tumblr is telling some powerful stories right now. Highly recommend you go there and follow it closely.

(via buzzfeed)

21:24 // 1 year ago