Remembering Hurricane Sandy: October 29, 2012
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 8:58 AM - RETRACING HURRICANE SANDY: Each day on theweathernetwork.com we will retrace the path and events that led to Hurricane Sandy making landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2012.
It was on this day, one year ago, that Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey.
Sandy was an unusual storm, starting from the way it traveled toward the American coastline, taking an unusual left turn. When Sandy hit the U.S. it was technically only a Category 1, and that may have been the reason many underestimated it. The powerful storm was spread over a massive area.
The National Hurricane Center refused to issue hurricane warnings for New York and New Jersey, explaining that the storm would become "extra tropical" by then.
The storm flooded streets, tunnels, subways and homes, while uprooting trees and downing power lines. The damage it caused is estimated to be nearly $70 billion dollars, one of the costliest storms ever.
Entire towns were evacuated, while most schools, colleges and universities were closed on that day.
Sandy was so powerful that the U. S. Stock Trading was shut down in preparation for the storm.
Here in Canada, Environment Canada issued severe wind warnings for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Valley corridor.
By the time the storm was gone, Sandy had caused more than 150 deaths worldwide.
The damage caused by the massive storm can still be seen in parts of New Jersey, as the American east coast is still rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy.