Your question: How many people lost their lives in Hurricane Sandy?

Why was Sandy so destructive?

But thirdly, what made Sandy so damaging was the timing of its landfall – the eye of the hurricane smashed into the Jersey coast at local high tide. On top of that, the moon that fateful night was full – leading to a higher than normal “spring tide”.

What caused Hurricane Sandy?

In the case of Hurricane Sandy, nearly all the damage was caused by storm surge as the strong winds, low pressure and fast forward motion of the storm funneled Atlantic Ocean waters into the triangle-shaped, low-lying coast of the tri-state area.

Has there ever been a Category 6 hurricane?

But some Atlantic hurricanes are arguably strong enough to merit a Category 6 designation thanks to climate change. … But some Atlantic hurricanes, such as Dorian in 2019, have had sustained winds in the 185 miles-per-hour range. That’s arguably strong enough to merit a Category 6 designation.

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