Today marks exactly one year since Hurricane Sandy made U.S. landfall. It was the 18th named storm of the season and became the largest U.S. Atlantic storm on record and among the most-costliest in U.S. history. With winds topping 115 mph, the storm was responsible for about $70 billion in damage and took over 280 lives (throughout the 24 U.S. states and six other countries it affected), which helped it earn the nickname “Superstorm Sandy.”
We’ve covered Sandy’s aftermath here at R&R, from Dan Bernazzani’s piece on how the restoration industry responded in the wake of the disaster, insurance info to know regarding the cleanup, "The Sandy Solution," to various case studies on restoring Long Island, restoring power to a N.J. power facility and cleaning up a 100,000 square foot warehouse. We also hosted the Mold Remediation Symposium last spring in Secaucus, N.J. to help restoration professionals prepare for the increased work in Sandy’s response.
So while today marks one year since Sandy made U.S. landfall, there’s still a lot left to be done in its recovery. Do you have a Sandy story to tell? Let us know – contact R&R editor Eric Fish at 248-786-1667 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a lot of other great Sandy pieces out there today – here are links to several of them:
- NBC News: Superstorm Sandy anniversary: One year later thousands still not home
- NPR: Superstorm Sandy: Before, during and beyond
- TIME: Before and after: A remarkable year of recovery from Hurricane Sandy
- Property Casualty 360: Superstorm Sandy: The 3rd-costliest hurricane in U.S. history
- Weather.com: 12 strange weather features of Superstorm Sandy