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Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was a Category 2 hurricane that caused major damage in the Caribbean and along the US east coast in October 2012. The superstorm combined with a system from the west to produce high winds and extensive flooding across the northeastern US.

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Are there any hurricanes formng right now?

wait until its hurricane season

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How much damage did Hurricane Katrina do?

Hurricane Katrina was a Category 3 Hurricane at landfall so it devastated the entire city of New Orleans and caused destruction across the entire Mississippi coast. People were boating out of the city and stuck on the roofs of there homes. It caused $105 billion in damage and killed more than 1,800 people. Even though it happened 7 years ago, the people of New Orleans are still cleaning up after Hurricane Katrina.

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What and where was the worst hurricane?

There are different ways to define the "worst hurricane".

Hurricane Katrina, which hit the USA in 2005, caused the largest amount of damage in monetary terms, with the cost amounting to $81.2 billion in 2005 figures.

The most intense hurricane in terms of pressure was Hurricane Wilma, in 2005. Wilma reached wind speeds of 175 mph, or 295 kph, and caused $29.1 billion USD in 2005 figures. The minimum pressure pressure was 882 millibars at one point.

The strongest hurricane in terms of wind speed was Hurricane Allen in 1980 with sustained winds of 190 mph (305 km/h). The storm killed 269 people and cost $1.64 billion.

However, the worst hurricane to hit the USA, in terms of death toll, was the one that hit Galveston in 1900. The closest official estimate for the total deaths is around 8,000, but unofficial estimates suggest the toll could have been as high as 12,000.

A lesser-known, unnamed hurricane in 1780 caused the highest death toll ever (not counting typhoons, which are cyclones or hurricanes found in Asian waters). The Great Hurricane of 1780 hit Barbados first on 10 October 1780. 4,000 people were killed on the first day. In the next three days, the Caribbean islands of Martinique and St Eustatius were also hit. Being the middle of the American Revolution, many, many naval personnel were killed when American, British and French fleets were destroyed. It is estimated that around 22,000 people in total died, although the figure could be as high as 30,000.

The worst tropical storm ever (strictly speaking, not a hurricane because it occurred in Asian seas) was the 1970 Bhola Cyclone which killed over 300,000 people in the Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, on 30 November 1970.

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What was the deadliest hurricane on record?

Hurricane Galveston of 1900

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Does a hurricane have the largest speed?

No. A tornado has the highest recorded wind speed. In excess of 300 mph.

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How many homes were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina?

According to a report given at Building Online (see related links), The American Redcross estimated approximately 275,000 were destroyed in Louisiana, 65,000 in Mississippi and Alabama during Hurricaine Katrina.

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How did Hurricane Andrew Affect the US?

It affected the us by affected people in the us and it destroyed many homes.

It also made the insurance go higher so people pay more than what they are suppose to.

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How do you make pecan sandies?

Pecan Sandies INGREDIENTS * 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened * 1/3 cup shortening * 1/2 cup sugar * 1/2 cup packed brown sugar * 1 egg * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract * 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour* * 1/2 cup chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS # In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour. Stir in pecans. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks.

As a substitute for 1 cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup. As a substitute for self-rising flour, place 3/4 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a 1/2 cup measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1/2 cup.

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What number on the Beaufort scale represents a hurricane?

Force 12 is hurricane force.

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Is flooding a danger associated with hurricanes?

There are two types of flooding associated with Hurricanes/typhoons. The first type is the coastal flooding called storm surge. The second type is caused by excesive rainfall, and is called flash flooding. Storm surge is a huge dome of water pushed to the coast by the incoming hurricane/typhoon. This high wave of water can sometimes be added to by the natural high tide. Flash flooding is caused by the rainfall the storm brings with it. Flash flooding happens when water rapidly accumulates on the ground, because the ground is either already too saturated to absorb any more water, or is too dry to absorb it. In either case, the water runs off the land, overflows rivers and streams, sometimes filling valleys, roads, and low lying areas.

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What happens when a hurricane makes landfall?

The maximum storm surge occurs on the side of the storm where winds blow towards the shore. Soon afterwards the storm weakens rapidly.

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How many people have died as a result of Hurricane Sandy?

Hurricane Sandy killed at least 147 people directly with another 138 dying from indirect effects of the storm.

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Why are hurricanes named after women?

They are not named after any specific person. There are also male names too. Ex. (Andrew) Names alternate in gender, of if the last storm in a the same year had a female name the next will have a male name and vice versa.

Additionally, they are named in alphabetical order, each year with the beginning letter starting at "A". For example: Andrew, Bonnie, Charley, Danielle, Earl and Frances were the storms of the 1992 season.
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What happened to the boxer Hurricane?

I belive he is still in prison, if I am remembering the movie correctly. Their is a movie that has been out for years titled The Hurricane starring Denzel Washington. I recommend it you are interested in him. New Jersey state prosecutors dropped all charges against Carter and released him from prison in 1988. He had spent 21 years in jail. Carter currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and works as a motivational speaker.

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What is a hurricane made of?

Hurricanes are made up of rain and very strong winds combining in a spiral form.

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Where in the ocean do hurricanes form?

Warm seas with a warm air updraft.

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Where did Hurricane Sandy hit?

Hurricane Sandy made landfall near Atlantic City, NJ on Monday evening, October 29, 2012. A 900-mile wide storm, Sandy affected the entire northeastern US with devastating winds, rain and floods. New Jersey and New York suffered the worst from the superstorm.

Prior to this, Hurricane Sandy made landfalls in Jamaica, Cuba, and the Bahamas and had significant effects in Haiti.

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Where did hurricane sandy make land fall?

Hurricane Sandy made three landfalls. The first landfall was in Jamaica, near Kingston on October 24, 2012. The second was in Cuba near Santiago de Cuba on October 25. The final and most destructive landfall was in New Jersey near Atlantic City on October on October 29. The storm was so wide at this time that most of the U.S. East Coast suffered some form of damage.

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What caused Hurricane Sandy to hit?

Like most hurricanes, Sandy started as a disorganized cluster of thunderstorms called a tropical disturbance, in this case over the Caribbean Sea. By feeding on the moisture evaporated from warm ocean water this disturbance strengthened and organized into a tropical cyclone. This storm then traveled northward. As Sandy moved parallel to the U.S. east coast it interacted with cooler air and an extratropical weather system and began to lose tropical characteristics. Eventually, a powerful high pressure system over Greenland produced a blocking pattern, the weather equivalent of a traffic jam, and prevented Sandy from continuing northward or turning eastward as other east coast hurricanes do. Instead, Sandy made an unprecedented turn westward, slamming into the east coast as a hybrid cyclone.

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What conditions have led scientists to caution New Yorkers that a major hurricane may strike the NY area?

The conditions that have led scientists to caution New Yorkers that a major hurricane was coming to the New York area were that the major climates that went down, the major rain falls, and the wind that blew. this thing is mad gay dont ask why i made a wiki answer

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What category was Hurricane Sandy?

At peak strength Sandy was a Category 3 when it made its second landfall in Cuba. At landfall in the U.S. Sandy was a category 1.

See the related link listed below for constantly updated information:

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How did Hurricane Sandy form?

In a word, rapidly. The moist air flowing westward across the North Atlantic Ocean met with the warm waters of the western Caribbean Sea. The perceived tropical wave intensified rapidly, first up to tropical storm forces, then hurricane strength, within six hours' time.

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How powerful can a hurricane get?

Hurricanes are classed by categories. These categories are determined by the wind speed of the storm. The most powerful hurricanes are a Category 5. This was the category of Hurricane Katrina that decimated New Orleans in August of 2005. In order to be classified as a Category 5, the wind speeds must reach an excess of 156 mph or 251 KM/hr. These storms are so powerful, it will be mandatory for homes all the way up to 10 miles from the shoreline. They cause major structural damage, rip up trees and street signs, and usually bring flooding.

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How do victims of Hurricane Sandy get a FEMA registration number?

You can find the form for assistance on the FEMA website at DisasterAssistance.gov

If you are in an area with an internet outage, you can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

You are going to need some basic information:

  • Social Security number
  • Pre disaster and present address
  • Bank routing number
  • Insurance information
  • Annual income amount
  • A phone number you can be reached at
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How much damage did hurricane katrina cause?

When Hurricane Katrina came ashore on August 28, 2005, it caused $105 billion in damage and killed more than 1,800 people.

Hurricane Katrina was devastating and greatly impacted Louisiana as well as other surrounding areas. New Orleans was flooded. People lost their homes and everything they owned.

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