On the eve of All Saints’ Day, Hurricane Sandy hit the entire coast of North America, which has already caused significant damage, destroying not only individual houses, but entire housing blocks.
Tropical Hurricane Sandy, which emerged on October 29, has killed 50 people to date. 7 million people are cut off from electricity.
23 states are suffering from flood disasters, and a state of emergency has been declared in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and several others.
The record water level fell on New York, where not only roads and cars, but also 7 subway lines were completely flooded. Every 30 minutes, 10,000 Americans call 911. Emergency services arrive at emergency sites very late. In the east of Manhattan, due to a hurricane, an explosion occurred at a power plant. Full restoration of power supply can last a whole week. Despite the damaged power supply in Manhattan, the New York Stock Exchange continues to operate after a 2-day shutdown, thanks to additional generators. The last time the stock exchanges closed due to bad weather was in 1888.
A state of emergency has been declared at a nuclear power plant in New Jersey.
This is the largest flood in 16 years, which could flood the Pentagon.
Sandy «walked around» for 30 billion dollars. This is the most expensive natural disaster in US history.