Sandy By The Numbers
Hurricane Sandy, after killing at least 69 people in the Caribbean, streamed northward, merged with two wintry weather systems and socked the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes with wind, waves, rain and snow. Some figures associated with Sandy’s rampage through the U.S., as of Tuesday evening.
â Maximum size of storm: 1,000 miles across
â Highest storm surge: 13.88 feet, at New York
â Number of states seeing intense effects of the storm: At least 17
â Deaths: At least 55
â Damage: Estimated property losses at $20 billion, ranking the storm among the most expensive U.S. disasters
â Top wind gust on land in the U.S.: 140 mph, at Mount Washington, N.H.
â Power outages at peak: More than 8.5 million
â Canceled airline flights: More than 18,100
â Most rainfall: 12.55 inches, at Easton, Md.
â Most snow: 29 inches, at Redhouse, Md.
â Evacuation zone: Included communities in more than 400 miles of coastline from Ocean City, Md., to Dartmouth, Mass.
Sources: National Weather Service, FlightAware, AP reporting