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Ocean Storm, State of New York and New Jersey

Thursday, 01 November 2012

Type of Event:
Ocean Storm - Hurricane
Location of Event:
United States of America - States of New York and New Jersey
Date of Charter Activation:
01 November 2012
Charter Requestor:
USGS on behalf of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Project Management:
Florida Division of Emergency Management

Description of the event

Hurricane Sandy - the largest Atlantic tropical storm system on record - made landfall just south of Atlantic City, New Jersey, bringing winds up to 90 mph (150 kph), and pushing a massive storm surge onto beaches and shorelines. At least 50 deaths have been reported.

Millions across the Eastern Seaboard are now without power, and even more are struggling with rising floodwater.

Sandy continues northward, now downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, and those affected are now assessing the damage.