On October 29th, 2012, Hurricane Sandy came ashore just northeast of Atlantic City, N.J., with a wind speed of approximately 80 mph. The storm had the worst possible trifecta of characteristics: an extremely large diameter, strong winds and high tide at landfall, which generated massive storm surge that inundated the coast from New Jersey toContinue reading “What Happened When Superstorm Sandy Hit NYC”
“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” – Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2012 was the second-most expensive year for natural disasters, claiming over 300 lives and costing more than $110 billion in damages. Long-term, independent records from weather stations, satellites, oceanContinue reading “2012 Was An Exceptional Year For Disasters”
Just days after Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Cost, killing 72 and causing over $50 billion in damage, the Storm Surge production team met up with members of Occupy Sandy to see firsthand how volunteers mobilized to help with the recovery and rebuilding efforts. Tomorrow, June 14th, the group will host a debriefing meetingContinue reading “Occupy Sandy: 7.5 Months Later”
In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, we had the great fortune of being introduced to and spending time with Kindra Arensen, a mother, wife to a commercial fisherman, and the so-called Erin Brockovick of Southern Louisiana. A Thomas Jefferson Community Leadership Award winner for her work advocating on behalf of thousands of commercial fishermen whoContinue reading “How to Survive & Thrive After Sandy”
Sandy is a massive category 1 hurricane, expected to bring life-threatening storm surge to the mid-Atlantic coast, Monday evening and early Tuesday. To get a better sense to the size and scope of the hurricane, check out this high-resolution video from NASA.
This “Hurricane Sandy” Facebook page is an information clearinghouse for accurate, timely information related to Hurricane Sandy and subsequent recovery efforts. Since Facebook has changed the way pages shows up in news feeds. If you want every update, you must: 1) Go to the “Hurricane Sandy” page. 2) Hover your mouse over where it saysContinue reading “Hurricane Sandy Information Clearinghouse”
With Hurricane Sandy churning from the South, an early winter storm barreling in from the West, arctic air sweeping in from the North and a full-moon affecting the tides, the mid-Atlantic, New England and eastern Canada, are set for a “perfect storm” early next week. The convergence of weather has the potential to produceContinue reading “The Perfect $1 Billion Storm”