Sandy

Sandy has hit the humans with huge powers. The people living in the prone areas have tried to prepare them self for the storm. There is a lot of water many places. Many people use boats to get around and some places it is not possible to drive a car. Not everyone can get food and some of them are trapped in their own home.  People are trying to help, but it is not very easy.

Sandy started in the southwest Caribbean sea. From there the eye of the storm mowed north between Jamaica and Haiti. There it caused large damages on Jamaica and Haiti and almost all the electricity in Jamaica was down and the material damages and loss of lives was huge in both countries.

After its visit in Jamaica and Haiti it moved to the east side of Cuba.  Here it also made huge material damages and caused a great loss of lives. Cuba was maybe the place where the storm hit that had the most catastrophic outcome. This is because most of the houses in Cuba are made of bamboo and therefore not so stabile and waterproof so the wind and floods made houses with people in them float away. The terrain in Cuba consists of a lot of soil and rivers. That means that rivers could over flood and make a lot of damages since people often lives and farms near rivers and soil don’t drain water very good so the floodwater use a long time to disappear.

 

Cuba also got a high poverty factor so it would be hard for the population to rebuild the society. The food production is also low and when the flood came a lot of the crops got washed away since a big part of them was by the rivers.

From Cuba the storm moved towards Iceland but it turned to the west and hit the east coast of USA, one of the bug cities that got hit was New York, from New York it moved northeast and hit Iceland. When it hit Iceland most of it powers was gone and the damages was minimal.

After the storm Sandy ravaged Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba and the East Coast of the USA it is estimated that the insurance companies have to pay at least 20 billion dollars. The total damaged is valued at around 50 billion dollars.

Many people have died because of Sandy.  Around 200 people have died so far, but the numbers are uncertain because people are missing. The greatest reason why people died is flood, but some also died when houses and buildings fell apart.

In the news we have seen that the state of New York, among others, has been without any power. On Manhattan the only building with power was the Goldman Sachs bank. They had a huge aggregate and were able to keep the building running.

Many subway stations were also closed because the tunnels were filled with water. Some places the water even rose 1,5 meters above ground level. Many people are still without power and many are freezing because of the cold water and the lack of power.

Many people have died because of Sandy.  Around 200 people have died so far, but the numbers are uncertain because people are missing. The greatest reason why people died is flood, but some also died when houses and buildings fell apart.

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3 thoughts on “Sandy

  1. I did not know that Sandy started so far south. The medias focus is on New York, they should really have focused on the “whole” picture. It’s crazy that the water rose over 1,5 meters on some places. Thanks for keeping me updated!

  2. nice post 😉 Didn’t know that it was the east side of Cuba that was hit, or that there are so many rivers there. Obama has so far handled the disaster in US much better than what Bush did with Katrina. Lets hope he will keep doing so well the next 4 years!

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