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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