Hurricane/’Frankenstorm’ Sandy hits USA in our mid term break

It may be mid term but I hope you are following the great Geography that is happening right now!  Hurricane Sandy has been causing havoc in the US (although downgraded to a storm later rather than a hurricane):

  • At least 15 people dead, including one in Canada
  • 1m ordered to leave their homes
  • 50m people estimated to be affected, with 6m left without power
  • 800-mile (1,290 km) stretch of the US affected
  • 10,000 flights reported grounded globally on Monday and Tuesday
  • Manhattan hit by record storm surge of 13.7ft (4.15m) on Tuesday morning

Check out more here:

Events mapped – http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2012/oct/30/superstorm-sandy-incidents-mapped

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/30/superstorm-sandy-americans-wake-devastation

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20137363

Hurricane Sandy the hidden costs (excellent): http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20128378

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