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Hurricane Sandy the 100 Year Storm

Ruddy Roye | New York, United States

A helicopter surveys the devastated areas in Breezy Point

New York has seen a few storms but none with the power, and devastation like Hurricane Sandy. New Yorkers watched for days as the storm slowly, inexorably, made its way up the Eastern Seaboard. In the beginning Sandy was just a undistinguished Category 1 storm with 75-mph winds just barely qualified it as a hurricane.

When it was over, more than 113 people were dead, 23 of them on Staten Island. The whole of Staten Island's Eastern Shore was severely damaged, but hardest-hit was Midland Beach, a low-lying community of townhouses. The final tally is not in, but damage from the storm is likely to run to tens of billions of dollars. It is thought that 40,000 people were made homeless before that terrible night was over. For them and countless others, life will never be the same again.

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