A Devastating Storm!

By:Maddy Chestolowski

Introduction

To this day, the people of the east coast, have a hard time doing anything, because of Hurricane Sandy. It hit all thirteen U.S states, and six elsewhere. People are homeless. People had to repair and rebuild houses. People had to give up what they wanted to do in the future because of Hurricane Sandy. In this article you will find different things, like how people stayed safe and more!

Hurricane Sandy Facts!

In this hurricane, the storm went to two differents places of the u.s on October 2012. People say the winds were 820 mph at the highest. The total deaths were 285 including 117 in the united states. Sandy Caused $62 billion in the united states and $315 million of the Caribbean! Well as you see this hurricane was the most expensive storm. New York was the most damaged. New york New Jersey and 7.5 million people withou power can you imagine that? The government is trying to prevent the upcoming future hurricanes! Well Hurricane Sandy is the most devastating storms that hit the u.s!

Where did Hurricane Sandy hit and facts on the parts the storm hit

There is six places that Hurricane Sandy hit! Those six places are in the U.S. New York= killed 53 people, New Jersey= killed 34 people, Pennsylvania= killed 12 people, west virginia= killed 6 people, Connecticut= killed 4 people, Maryland= killed 1 person, 7 more in the United States That is all the places in U.S. Now here is all the places elsewhere, Canada= killed 69 people New york and New Jersey was the most damage that Hurricane Sandy hit! Canada was expecting to get snow and strong winds that night because of Hurricane Sandy said the weather reporter! As of 8:oo a.m. Monday, the storm was gonna hit about 500 kilometres south southeast of New York City also expecting strong winds! In New York a fire broke out, It was hard for firefighters to get to the fire because of the water from Hurricane sandy was up to the firemen’s chest! Power was out in New York to so it was dark. Sill a year later in NYC many houses and Businesses were still needed to repaired or rebuilt! Hurricane Sandy also dumped 2 feet of snow in other places. Sandy took lives in Canada, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic! Down below you will find pics on of Jamaica and Dominican Republic!

How did people stay safe.

People recommend safety precaution to be safe during this strong storm. And also after the storm! Deborah Kotz, Globe recommended!


1. safety tips, before and after the storm:

Water, one gallon per person for three days,
food, 3 days supply of non-perishable food, two week supply for pets, battery-powered radio and extra batteries, flashlight and extra batteries,
First aid kit, whistle for signaling help,
Dusk mask, manual can opener for food,
Local maps, cell phone with charger, inverter or solar charger, somewhere safe,
Those 12 things are how people stayed safe! Here is more. Those 12 things are how people stayed safe! Here is more

2. Before the storm gets underway, secure your home:

Close storm shutters and tie down outdoor objects or bringing them indoors. Turn off utilities if you’re instructed to do so because of a flooding threat. Otherwise, turn the refrigerator and freezer to its coldest setting and keep doors closed if you lose power. Head to your wind-safe shelter if you’re ordered to evacuate.

3. When the storm hits, seek the safest place in your house:

If you live in a high-rise building, hurricane winds are stronger at higher elevations, so you should head to a lower floor. Stay indoors during the hurricane and away from windows and glass doors. Close all interior doors, and secure and brace external doors. Keep your curtains and blinds closed to shield against breaking glass. Take refuge in a small interior room, closet, or hallway on the lowest level. Lie on the floor under a table or another sturdy object. Avoid elevators.

Keep an eye on your pets since they can become anxious or more aggressive during times of very low pressure due to storms.

4. After the storm, avoid risky after-effects:

people followed food tips only if you lost power during the storm to avoid getting food poisoning from spoiled food. They also steer clear of downed power lines. They made sure pets don’t wander outside if there are downed power lines. Also, familiar scents andlandmarks may be altered by fallen trees and branches, which can be confusing to your pet. Snakes, insects or animals driven to higher ground by floods can also be dangerous to your pets. They also recommended turning off the electrical power to each appliance and leaving it off. If you notice a strong gas odor, or if there is other evidence of a natural gas leak, do not enter your house. Any wet electrical wiring is extremely hazardous, and the main electrical supply should remain shut off until a municipal inspector conducts an inspection of the wiring. Any loose wires should be considered “live” and a hazard. Do not attempt to place natural gas appliances back in service yourself, recommended Columbia Gas. A licensed plumber or contractor needs to check, clean, repair and pressure test all gas pipes, which may have been clogged with mud or debris.

Conclution

Hurricane Sandy was not only expensive but also devastating! This article (I hope) gave you some information in Sandy, and to be thankful that we have our home and food and drinks not many people has that any more. Just be aware that what you have, you should be happy because people who live in Jamaica, Haiti U.S, Canada, Cuba, Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic lost all their stuff so just be thankful for what you have.