10 Years After Hurricane Sandy


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By Jiya Sharma, Staff Writer

Did you know that Hurricane Sandy caused $70.2 billion worth of damage? Right after the storm, lots of snow also fell in some places. Hurricane Sandy was a category 3 hurricane that caused much damage to where it hit. It lasted from October 22, 2012, to November 2, 2012. Hurricane Sandy hit Florida, both North and South Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York,  the rest of the New England, and even Canada. 

Hurricane Sandy caused short-term and long-term damages. A lot of people lost their homes because of the storms – and a lot of people didn’t get their compensation from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Research shows that after Hurricane Sandy, there was a 33.4% increase in deaths due to hurricanes and storms. Hurricane Sandy also caused a lot of health problems – such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Because of Hurricane Sandy, hospital admissions increased twice for cardiovascular issues, respiratory problems, and injuries. A lot of people lost their friends and family members in this disaster, and those people that lost their lives are remembered to this day.