Hurricane Sandy

By Bret Hauxwell and Joshua Rief

About the disaster and what it would have been like.

There were a total of 117 deaths in the United States, and 69 more in Canada and the Caribbeans. Hurricane force winds extended out 175 miles out from the storm’s eye. This made it one of the bigger hurricanes to hit the United States. Close to 11 million commuters are left without service.

It would have been very scary with Sandy being a huge hurricane. A survivor had wrote a note to let his family know he might not make it. They were plenty of people like Mike, thinking they were not going to make it. If you were there you would feel the same way.

The picture is of the note is by Mike,

What the note exactly says-

“Who ever reads this I’m DYING – I’m 28 yrs old my name is Mike. I had to break in to your house. I took blankets off the couch. I have hypothermia. I didn't take any thing. A wave threw me our of my house down the block. I don’t think I’m going to make it. The water outside is 10ft deep at least. There’s no rescue. Tell my dad I love him and I tried getting out. His number is ###-###-#### his name is Tony. I hope u can read this I’m in the dark. I took a black jacket too. Goodbye. God all mighty help me.”

The reason why Hurricane Sandy happened where it did.

A high pressure system created west of Greenland along with a huge cold front heading eastward across the United States if not for those two enormous bundles of air which pushed the Hurricane toward land and made the storms stronger and Sandy would of most likely stayed in the ocean.

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The affects on the community and how they prepared for it.

A week after Hurricane Sandy had happened many places were still without power, and people in numerous locations were cold, sick, hungry and even short on water. Five days before the Hurricane hit people were alarmed and it was accurately predicted. They surround their house in sandbags, create emergency supply kits, and hurricane straps or clips to prevent the roof of your house falling off.

The affects on the environment. Plus the economic effects.

Water contamination is most likely the biggest impact that had happened. Landslides, and even a nuclear meltdown had happened.

In house property damage it did an estimated 20 million dollars in damage. Other than that businesses suffered only for a short time and the recovery has been going smoothly.