NYTimes: Huge Damage

October 30, 2012


Power remained out for roughly six million people, including a large swath of Manhattan. Early risers stepped out into debris-littered streets that remained mostly deserted as residents awaited dawn to shed light on the extent of the damage. Bridges remained closed and seven subway tunnels under the East River remained flooded.

The storm was the most destructive in the 108-year history of New York City’s subway system, said Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, in an early morning statement. “We are assessing the extent of the damage and beginning the process of recovery,” he said, but did not provide a timetable for restoring transit service to a paralyzed city.

At least 16 deaths — including seven in the New York region — were tied to the storm, which toppled trees and sparked fires in several areas, The Associated Press reported.

Finishing up a video right now. More later.

7 Responses to “NYTimes: Huge Damage”

  1. It’s a miracle that more people have not become victims in this storm, but even the loss of one person is one too many.

    We need start building resilience into our lives now that it has become clear that infrastructure might not be able to keep supporting the existing networks of energy, water, food etc. in a climate restrained world.

    The time to start is right now.

  2. rayduray Says:

    The Atlantic Magazine has a useful guide to faked photos floating out with the Sandy tide:


  3. NevenA Says:

    Keep shopping…

    • rayduray Says:

      Hey Neven,

      I understand a lot of beach people are going to be shopping for new propane tanks. Alternately, they might even find their own downstream if they’re enterprising.

      You gotta love the wacky world of economics. According to their “theories”, Hurricane Sandy is going to be a huge boost to spending and thus good for GDP.

      Here’s a view of the catastrophe you might find useful:


      And I found this analysis to be pretty darn sharp:


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