Superstorm Sandy by the Numbers
We all know how powerful Sandy was and the amount of damage that was inflicted upon the Jersey Shore and beyond. Here is a breakdown of her wrath:
- 27.94 inches – Sandy’s pressure at landfall. The lowest on record in this area.
- 39 mph – Sandy’s top sustained winds
- 87 mph – Peak wind gust at Sandy Hook. Surf City had the highest in Jersey at 89 mph.
- 14,500 – Number of JCP&L workers it took to get the power restored.
- 2,535 – Number of utility poles brought down by the storm.
- 65,000 – Amount of trees removed by JCP&L.
- 180 – Miles of electrical wire delivered to JCP&L to restore downed lines.
- 280 – Police officers assisting the State Police. They were from 8 different states.
- 54,000 – Tons of sand that it took to close the water breach in Mantoloking. It also took 200 tons of stone, 2,200 tons of concrete rubble.
- 92 – Number of babies born during the storm at the five Meridian hospitals in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
- 3,500 – Amount of New Jersey residents put up in shelters by the Red Cross.
- 871 – Number of FEMA inspectors in the field.
- 350 million – Gallons of water removed from disaster affected areas by the Army Corp of Engineers.