Superstorm Sandy: Doing the numbers

 Tuesday, October 30, 2012


People in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states woke up Tuesday morning to the devastating results of what is now called "Superstorm" Sandy. Sandy made landfall on the New Jersey coast near Atlantic City and dropped from hurricane status, but winds were still peaking at 90 miles per hour. The U.S. death toll from Sandy stood at 13 on Tuesday morning. The night brought a storm surge of 14 feet to Manhattan, inundating subways, tunnels and the 9/11 site with water from New York Harbor and the East River. A million people are under orders to evacuate across a dozen states.