Natural Disasters

The hurricane began as a tropical wave in the Caribbean and quickly turned into a tropical storm in just 6 hours. It was upgraded to a hurricane on Cot. 24 when it reached 74 MPH winds. The total death toll reached 285, including at least 125 deaths in the United States. The hurricane caused close to $62 billion in damage in the United States and at least $31 5 million in the Caribbean, this therefore making hurricane Sandy the most expensive hurricane in the history of the United States.

New York was the most badly effected with almost all Subways and Roads being closed, 7. 5 million people left without power and storm surges being fat above sea level. Things which in a city the size of New Work’s is rare and can only result in chaos) to prevent this from happening again the government installed electrical transformers in commercial buildings in the upper the ability to shutter key tunnels, airports and subways, and more.

During hurricane Sandy the people were affected it by firstly; the fear for their lives, the water levels rose very high and were flooding people’s houses, during the hurricane 285 people died 125 being from the U. S. This therefore meant that upon hearing figures close to this at the time many people would have obviously eared for their lives. Secondly; the loss of homes and businesses, the effect of this was almost economic devastation, the hurricane left thousands out of jobs and little food due to it being so hard to bring food into a flooded city.

Finally; returning back to normal, many Americans found this difficult due to the tough conditions and the newfound competition for work didn’t help either. The property, property all over the east coast of the Ignited States was ruined and as a result to prevent this from happening again the government installed electrical transformers in commercial buildings in the upper the ability to shutter key tunnels, airports and subways, and more.

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