Flood water from Hurricane Sandy storm surge pours into a New Jersey Path (subway) station in Hoboken, NJ. It looks like something I saw just last week on the Universal Studios tour. But this is for real.
And today, Tuesday October 30, 2012, is when we see much more of the damage that’s been done.
In the meantime, I’ve started to compile some facts for the post on Sandy By The Numbers:
1 – where Sandy ranks on the list of any storm to hit the northeast when measured by it’s pressure. This one, at 940mb, was the lowest ever to hit.
1 – how this storm ranks when it comes to damage to New York Subways. The head of the MTA says this is the worst in its 103 year history.
10,000 – the number of New Yorker’s calling 911 each half hour at the peak of the storm.
13.88 — the number of feet water rose to at New York’s Battery Park. A record level. The old record was just more than 10 feet.
100 — wind gust, in miles per hour, recorded on New York’s RFK bridge. The bridge was closed immediately after that gust.
More to come…