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1888 #5
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS 2001-PRESENT
Feb. 10, 2001 WIND EVENT
Nov. 13, 2003.WIND EVENT
Damage report
Nov. 5, 2004 WIND EVENT
Dec. 1, 2004 WIND EVENT
Dec. 23, 2004 WIND EVENT
Jan. 14,2005 WIND EVENT
Jan. 22-23, 2005 Blizzard
Feb. 11, 2005 WIND EVENT
Mar. 8, 2005 WIND EVENT
Apr.1-3, 2005 RAIN & WIND EVENT
Apr. 28, 2005 microburst
Oct. 16, 2005 WIND EVENT
Oct. 24-25, 2005 Nor'Easter
.Nov. 21-22, 2005 Nor'Easter
Nov. 24, 2005 SNOW & WIND
Dec. 9, 2005 Nor'Easter
Dec. 15-16  Rain/Ice/Wind Event
Jan. 14-15, 2006 RAIN/SNOW WIND EVENT
Jan.18, 2006 WIND EVENT
Feb. 17, 2006 WIND EVENT.
SUMMARY OF THE JULY 12 2006 TORNADO ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN NEW YORK
AND THEN INTO NORTH GREENWICH CONNECTICUT
Summary of the Aug 25th Tornado in Extreme Southeastern Nassau and Southwestern Suffolk counties in NY
Sep. 2, 2006 WIND EVENT(Ernesto remnants)
Oct. 20, 2006 WIND EVENT
Oct. 28-29 RAIN/WIND EVENT
Dec. 1, 2006 WIND EVENT
Dec. 8, 2006 WIND EVENT
Jan. 20, 2007 WIND EVENT
Weather Map SEPT.12, 1888
1888 #7
Weather Map Oct.12, 1888
1889
Weather Map Sept. 25, 1889
1893 #4
Weather Map Aug. 24, 1893
1893 #6
Weather Map Aug. 29, 1893
1894
1897
Weather Map Sept. 24, 1897
1900
Weather Map Oct. 14, 1900
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1904
Weather Map Sept. 15, 1904
1916
Weather Map July 21, 1916
1934 #2
Weather Map June 19, 1934
Weather Map June 20, 1934
1934 #6
Weather Map Sept 9, 1934
1936
Weather Map Sept 18, 1936
Weather Map Sept 19, 1936
1938
Weather Map Sept 21, 1938
Weather Map Sept 22, 1938
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1944 #7
Weather Map Sept 14, 1944
Weather Map Sept 15, 1944
1944 #11
Weather Map Oct 21, 1944
CAROL 1954
Weather Map Aug. 31, 1954
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EDNA 1954
Weather Map Sept. 11, 1954
BRENDA 1966
Weather Map July 30 1960
DONNA 1960
Weather Map Sept. 12, 1960
Weather Map Sept. 13, 1960
ESTHER 1961
Weather Map Sept. 21, 1961
ALMA 1961
Weather Map June 14, 1966
DORIA 1971
AGNES 1972
Weather Map June 22 1972
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BELLE 1976
Weather Map Aug. 9, 1976
Weather Map Aug. 10, 1976
GLORIA 1985
Weather Map Sept. 27, 1985
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BOB 1991
Weather Map AUG. 19, 1991
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"PERFECT STORM" 1991 (HURRICANE #8
Weather Map Oct. 30, 1991
Weather Map Oct. 31, 1991
Weather Map Nov. 1, 1991
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ANDREW 1992
Weather Map AUG. 28, 1992
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BERTHA 1996
Weather Map July 13. 1996
As Tropical Storm Bertha moved northeast, passing east of Atlantic City, NJ around 11 am and over Long Island during the afternoon, it produced torrential rain and strong gusty winds.. Torrential rain caused flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas, streams, and rivers across the area. The heaviest rain fell in a band to the northwest of Bertha's track over the Lower Hudson Valley. Serious widespread flooding was reported along the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in Kings County and along the Long Island Expressway in Nassau County. The Mahwah River at Suffern, NY in Rockland County rose above its' 4 foot flood stage from 11:30 am EST on July 13th through 10:15 am on July 14th. The crest stage was 5.75 feet at 1:15 pm on July 13th. The Saw Mill River in Westchester County also flooded. Here are selected rainfall amounts: For Orange County: from 3.26 inches at Ridgebury to 4.50 inches at Greenwood Lake. For Rockland County: from 3.25 inches at West Nyack to 4.65 inches at Pomona. For Westchester County: 3.09 inches was measured at Ossining. For New York City: from 1.40 inches at LaGuardia Airport to 1.76 inches at Central Park. For Nassau County: 1.80 inches was measured at Lynbrook and 1.82 inches at Levittown. For Suffolk County: from 0.76 inches at East Quogue to 1.90 inches at West Islip. No reports were available from Putnam County. The highest wind speeds were along the immediate coast. Wind gusts measured from the local area airports ranged from 30 MPH at Farmingdale Airport to 44 MPH at LaGuardia Airport. The highest wind gusts reported by spotters were in Western Suffolk County, from 49 MPH at West Islip to 74 MPH at Babylon Village. This narrow band of peak wind gusts was validated by the radar wind velocity data.
JOSEPHINE 1996
The remnants of Tropical Storm Josephine moved rapidly northeast, off the Atlantic Coast during Tuesday, October 8th. It passed east of Long Island just after midnight on October 9th. It produced 1 to 3 inches of rain that caused localized flooding of streets and poor drainage areas across the region. This low also caused strong gusty winds. Here are selected rainfall amounts for: New York City: from 1.61 inches at LaGuardia Airport to 2.18 inches at Kennedy Airport. At Central Park, 1.90 inches was measured. Nassau County: from 1.37 inches at Levittown to 2.60 inches at Lynbrook. Suffolk County: from 2.32 inches at the National Weather Service Office in Upton to 2.83 inches at Bridgehampton. Westchester County: 1.94 inches at Westchester County Airport. Rockland County: from 1.38 inches at West Nyack to 1.52 inches at Suffern. Orange County: from 0.98 inches at Walden to 1.80 inches at Sterling Forest. Most wind gusts measured at the airports were from 40 to 50 mph. However, a 58 mph wind gust was measured at Suffolk County Airport in Westhampton Beach.
FLOYD 1999
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Click Torrential record rainfall, which caused serious widespread urban, small stream, and river flooding, preceded the remnants of Hurricane Floyd, which passed over Western Suffolk County of Long Island from 7 pm to 9 pm on September 16th. Death: In Rockland County, a 53-year old man died around midnight on the 17th when he was swept into the Pearl River while walking in Orangetown. Property Damage: Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester Counties were declared disaster areas. For these 4 counties, the initial cost estimates were $14.6 million dollars. These figures represents "eligible" costs for disaster payments, and were provided by the New York State Emergency Management Office. They represent a "fraction" of the costs that were actually incurred. Urban Flooding: Serious widespread flooding of low-lying and poor drainage areas resulted in the closure of many roads and basement flooding across the entire region. Stream and River Flooding: In Rockland County, the Mahwah River at Suffern was above its' flood stage of 4 ft. from 1:30 pm on the 16th until 3 am on the 18th. The crest stage was about 9.7 feet. In Westchester and Bronx Counties, the Saw Mill and Bronx Rivers overflowed their banks and caused serious widespread urban flooding. Rainfall Amounts: The axis of heaviest rain was oriented from southwest to northeast and extended from Central NJ northeast across the Lower Hudson Valley of Southeast NY and Southwest CT. Maximum rainfall rates from 1 to around 2 inches per hour lasted for at least 3 consecutive hours across parts of the Lower Hudson Valley from 2 pm until 6 pm on the 16th. Here are selected rainfall amounts for: Putnam County: from 11.73 inches at the George Fischer M.S. Weather Station in Carmel to 13.70 inches at Brewster. Rockland County: from 7.85 inches at Pomona to 10.17 inches at Congers. Westchester County: from 5.03 inches at Tuckahoe to 12.55 inches at Granite Springs. At Westchester County Airport, 6.26 inches was measured. Orange County: from 4.46 inches at Middletown to 8.25 inches at West Point. Bronx County: 7.51 inches was measured by the Fordham Prep School Weather Station. New York (Manhattan) County: from 4.06 inches at the Saint Rose of Lima Weather Station to 5.02 inches at Central Park. Richmond (Staten Island:) County: No reports were available. Kings (Brooklyn) County: from 3.83 inches at Graves End to 5.53 inches at the Bishop Kearney H.S. Weather Station. Queens County: from 3.27 inches at JFK Airport to 4.94 inches at LaGuardia Airport. Nassau County: from 3.67 inches at Wantagh to 4.12 inches at Mineola. Suffolk County: from 2.67 inches at Bridgehampton to 4.88 inches at Sea Cliff. Winds: Strong and gusty winds combined with torrential rain downed many trees, tree limbs, and power lines across the area. Significant power outages resulted. Most wind gusts were from 50 to 60 mph from around 1:30 pm on the 16th to around 2 am on the 17th.
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CHARLEY 2004
Overnight rain and a few lingering sprinkles were the only signs of Charley as it moved through the tristate area, sparing the city the torrential floods and damaging winds that left thousands of Floridians homeless.
Central Park received half an inch of rain through yesterday, with winds hovering between 10 and 15 mph.
"I wouldn't even find it breezy," said John Koch, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Long Island.
the Hamptons set had a slightly rainier weekend, with Long Island and the East End getting up to 2 inches of rain.
Still, Charley had lost its fight by the time it arrived in the Northeast, having been downgraded to tropical storm status before reaching southern New Jersey. By last night, it had dissipated into the Atlantic, Mr. Koch said.
Con Edison, which had kept extra crews on hand over the weekend in case of emergencies, said it received no word of storm-related power failures.
"The storm missed us," spokesman Chris Olert said.
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HANNA 2008
Scattered trees were reported down in the Bronx from Tropical Storm Hanna. A wind gust of 34 kt (39 mph) was reported at a mesonet location.Tropical Storm Hanna impacted Southeast New York, making landfall near the Nassau/Suffolk County border around 10:35 pm on the 6th. Storm total rainfall ranged from 1.66 inches at Port Jervis to 5.92 inches at New City. The highest sustained wind of 33 knots (38 mph) with a peak gust of 45 knots (52 mph) was recorded at Shinnecock Inlet. The lowest sea-level pressure was 996 mb. at Shirley/Brookhaven Airport, Westhampton Beach, and Montauk Airport. Coastal storm tides of 2 feet or less above astronomical tide levels were common, with only minor beach erosion reported. Near the coast, as well as inland, only scattered trees were reported down due to the wind, except along the south shore of Long Island where numerous trees were downed, causing minor property damage. No fatalities or injuries were attributed to the winds.
Event Record Details
Event: Tropical Storm
Begin Date: 06 Sep 2008, 13:00:00 PM EST
Begin Location: Not Known
End Date: 07 Sep 2008, 04:00:00 AM EST
End Location: Not Known
Magnitude: 0
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0
Property Damage: $ 4.0K
Crop Damage: $ 0.0K

Forecast Zones affected: Bronx, Kings (brooklyn), Nassau, New York (manhattan), Northeast Suffolk, Northern Westchester, Northwest Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond (staten Is.), Rockland, Southeast Suffolk, Southern Westchester, Southwest Suffolk 
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Heavy rainfall April 27,2007.
SUMMARY OF THE MAY 16, 2007 SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS..EF1 TORNADO
Heavy rainfall June 4 2007
EF-1 Tornado,Islip Terrace July 18 2007
EF-2 Tornado,Staten Island-Brooklyn,August 8 2007
Heavy rainfall Aug. 8 ,2007
Heavy rainfall Oct.11, 2007
Storm reports Oct.11,2007.
Rain/Windstorm Nov 3,2007
Wind event Dec.16-17,2007
Hurricane Evacuation Routes,Nassau County,TEXT
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Storm Name/Type Dates Customers
Affected
% Customers Duration
(days)
Hurricane Doria (Cat-1) 08/28/71 349,000 44% 3.5
Hurricane Belle (Cat-1) 08/09/76 533,000 61% 4.7
Tropical Storm David 09/06/79 216,000 23% 2.5
Hurricane Gloria (Cat-1) 09/27/85 750,000 78% 11.6
Tropical Depression Hugo 09/22/89 107,000 11% 1.7
Hurricane Bob (Cat-2) 08/19/91 478,000 47% 4.7
Tropical Storm Floyd 09/16/99 149,000 14% 1.5
Tropical Depression Ernesto 09/02/06 134,000 12% 2.7

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Estimated Outages*
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Estimated Restoration*
(days)
Damage
Tropical 39-73 100 to 250 1 to 3 View Damage
Cat-1 Hurricane 74-95 250 to 500 3 to 7
Cat-2 Hurricane 96-110 500 to 750 7 to 15
Cat-3 Hurricane 111-130 750 to 1,000 15 to 30
Cat-4 Hurricane 131-155 1,000 plus 30 +

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IRENE 2011
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As Hurricane Irene moved north along the Atlantic coast and interacted with land, it weakened and made its second landfall as a Tropical Storm near Little Egg Inlet along the southeast NJ Coast on August 28, 2011 around 5:35 am EDT. Tropical Storm Irene made its third landfall in New York City around 9:00 am.||Irene brought sustained tropical storm winds, heavy rain, and destructive storm surge along with two confirmed tornadoes.||Seven deaths occurred:||one 53 year old man was found dead after a 3 hr. rescue effort after his boat overturned in strong rapids while boating in the Croton River in Croton (Westchester County)||one 68 year old man drowned in a marina off City Island in the Bronx; where he had gone to check on his boat.||one 52 year old man drove through flood waters around 3 barricades and drowned in the Town of Tuxedo in Orange County, NY.||one older man died wind surfing in Suffolk County during the afternoon of 8/28/2011||one 51 year old man fell 30 feet from a 60-foot high tree while trimming large tree branches in Roslyn Heights in Nassau County on 9/9/2011.||one child came into contact with downed electrical wires and was electrocuted in Rockland County; died 9/10-11/2011||one man came into contact with downed electrical wires and was electrocuted in Rockland County||At least 600,000 people were ordered (both voluntary and mandatory) to evacuate from storm surge and fresh water inland flooding.||Widespread power outages lasted up to 1 week following Tropical Storm Irene.al Storm Irene tracked north northeast across eastern New York and western New England during Sunday, August 28th, producing widespread flooding, and damaging winds across the region.||Irene tracked from a position over New York City around 8 AM EST Sunday, to approximately 10 miles west of Danbury, CT at 10 AM EST, to approximately 15 miles south of Pittsfield, MA at 1 PM EST Sunday, to approximately 65 miles south of Rutland, VT at 4 PM EST.||The greatest impact from Irene across eastern New York and western New England was heavy to extreme rainfall, which resulted in catastrophic flooding across portions of the region. Rainfall amounts generally averaged 4 to 8 inches across the region, although amounts of 8 to 12 inches were common across higher elevations within the eastern Catskills and Schoharie Valley, with isolated amounts as high as 18 inches reported. Three to 6 inches were common across the Lake George and Saratoga regions, with 3 to 5 inches common across much of the Mohawk Valley, although locally higher amounts of up to 8 inches fell across extreme southwest Herkimer County, while amounts of 1 to 3 inches fell across the western Adirondacks. Much of the rain which fell occurred within a 12 hour period, beginning early Sunday morning, and ending Sunday evening.||This heavy to extreme rainfall resulted in widespread flash flooding and river flooding across eastern New York. Bridges were closed on I-90, I-88, US Route 20, New York Route 7, New York Route 5S, New York Route 161, New York Route 30, and all bridges over the Schoharie Creek, from the Gilboa Dam to the Mohawk River. The bridge on Route 85 at Onesquethaw Creek was closed due to a westbound lane washout. The Route 146 bridge over the Normanskill Creek in the Town of Guilderland was closed between Route 20 and Route 158.||In Greene County, catastrophic flooding was reported countywide, especially in the Catskill areas, where widespread evacuations and rescues occurred, along with widespread road closures and damage, and houses which were swept away. Record flooding most likely occurred on the Schoharie Creek at Prattsville before the gage was lost in the flood. In Schoharie County, catastrophic flooding also occurred throughout the Schoharie Valley, with widespread evacuations of 5000 occurring, including in the jurisdictions of Esperance, the Village of Central Bridge, Schoharie, Middleburgh, Blenheim, Gilboa, and Fulton. Numerous bridges were closed or washed out. The Schoharie Creek also broke previous record floods by 1 to 2 feet at the gages which were not washed away or damaged by the floodwaters. In Ulster County, extensive damage to roads, bridges, and electrical infrastructure was reported, with the majority of roads impassable across the Catskills. Five rescues were performed by the Ulster County Sheriffs Department swift water team for people driving into the water, with numerous mandatory evacuations also occurring. Record flooding occurred on the Esopus Creek at Cold Brook, the Rondout Creek at Rosendale, and the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie, with major flooding occurring on the Esopus Creek at Mount Marion.||In Schenectady and Albany counties, flash flooding was reported in numerous locations. In Schenectady County, evacuations of 300 to 400 people occurred in Rotterdam Junction, and the Stockade region of Schenectady. Over 70 roads were closed, including the New York State Thruway from exit 25A in Schenectady to exit 34A in Syracuse, a length of approximately 117 miles. In Albany County, numerous roads were also closed, including the New York State Thruway from exit 24 in Albany to exit 8 in White Plains due to flooding and downed trees. Major flooding occurred on the Hudson River at Albany, with moderate flooding occurring on the Mohawk River at Schenectady and Cohoes.||In Rensselaer and Dutchess counties, flash flooding was reported in several locations. In Dutchess County, numerous roads and bridges were closed or damaged due to flooding and downed trees, with mandatory evacuations reported. In Rensselaer County, numerous road closures were also reported, with one bridge damaged, and 60 evacuations reported. In addition, record flooding was reported on the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie, while major flooding occurred on the Hoosic River at Eagle Bridge, on the Hudson River at Troy, and on Wappingers Creek at Wappingers Falls. Moderate flooding was reported on the Tenmile River at Webatuck, with minor flooding occurring on the Hudson River at Waterford.||In Washington and Saratoga counties, flash flooding was reported in numerous locations, with numerous roads closed due to flooding and downed trees and power lines. Evacuations were also reported, including in Waterford. Also, record flooding occurred on the Mettawee River at Granville, with moderate flooding occurring on the Battenkill at Battenville, on the Mohawk River at Cohoes, and minor flooding on the Hudson River at Waterford.||In Montgomery County, flash flooding was also reported in numerous locations, along with many road closures, and approximately 1000 evacuations. Record flooding occurred on the Canajoharie Creek in Canajoharie.||In Herkimer County, flash flooding was reported countywide, with a debris flow reported in Frankfort, along with numerous road closures due to flooding and downed trees. A mudslide was reported along New York State Route 51. In addition, in the Village of Frankfort, approximately 80 elderly residents of an apartment building were evacuated.||Flash flooding was also reported in numerous locations within Warren, Fulton and Columbia counties. In Warren County, more than 40 roads were closed due to flooding and downed trees. In Columbia County, numerous roads were also closed due to flooding and downed trees. In addition, approximately 1000 people were evacuated from the area around the Philmont Dam due to concerns about a possible dam compromise. Minor flooding was reported on the Sacandaga River at Hope in Hamilton County.||Four deaths occurred due to flooding from Irene. In Greene County, one death occurred when a woman drowned when the house she was in was swept away by floodwaters in Maplecrest. A man drowned when the embankment he was standing on gave way and swept him into Stony Clove Creek in Lanesville. In Albany County, a woman was washed into Onesquethaw Creek in the town of Clarksville and drowned. In Montgomery County, a man drowned when the truck he was in was swept away by the Schoharie Creek on Route 5S.||Strong winds also occurred across eastern New York, with frequent wind gusts of 35 to 55 mph, along with locally stronger wind gusts exceeding 60 mph. The strongest winds occurred from the north to northeast during the morning hours, then from the west to northwest during the mid to late afternoon hours. The combination of strong winds, and extremely saturated soil led to numerous downed trees and power lines across the region. This also resulted in widespread long duration power outages.||In particular, the approximate number of customers affected by power outages included:||Albany County, 36000.|Columbia County, 6000.|Dutchess County, 25000.|Fulton County, 7000.|Greene County, 18000.|Hamilton County, 7200.|Herkimer County, 2500.|Montgomery County, 7000.|Saratoga County, 24000.|Schenectady County, 26000.|Schoharie County, 9000.|Warren County, 23000.|Washington County, 4500.|Ulster County, 60000.
The maximum sustained wind measured by ASOS at MacArthur Airport in Islip was southeast at 41 knots. The peak gust was southeast at 54 knots.||The maximum peak wind gust measured by ASOS at Brookhaven Calabro Airport in Shirley was from the west at 43 knots.||Sustained winds were measured at 40 knots with a peak gust to 62 knots at East Moriches.
The maximum sustained winds measured by ASOS at Republic Airport in Farmingdale was southeast at 39 knots. The peak gust was east at 53 knots.||The maximum sustained wind measured by ASOS at MacArthur Airport in Islip was southeast at 41 knots. The peak gust was southeast at 54 knots.||The National Weather Service conducted a storm survey and confirmed a microburst occurred from Oakdale to Sayville around 4:30 am EDT with a maximum path width of 1/2 mile, path length of 2 miles and estimated wind gust of 90 mph. Many tree tops were sheared off and many trees and powwer lines were downed in this area.
The maximum sustained wind measured by ASOS was west at 39 knots at Newark Liberty Airport. The peak gust was west at 53 knots. The peak gust measured at Central Park was east at 52 knots. The peak gust measured at Westchester County Airport was west at 49 knots.
The maximum sustained winds measured by ASOS at LaGuardia Airport was east at 45 knots. The peak gust was southeast at 58 knots
Based on an NWS Storm Survey, a weak F0 tornado was confirmed in Cunningham Park, near the Grand Central Parkway and Clearview Expressway intersection northwest toward the Long Island Expressway.||The estimated maximum wind gust was 85 mph.||This weak tornado was spawned by a rotating thunderstorm within a spiral rain band rotating around then Hurricane Irene several hours before it made landfall in New York City.
Based on a National Weather Service Storm Survey, a weak F0 tornado was confirmed from near Babylon northwest to near Wyandanch in southwest Suffolk County.||The estimated maximum wind gust was 75 mph.||This weak tornado was spawned by a rotating thunderstorm within a spiral rain band rotating around then Hurricane Irene several hours before it made landfall in New York City.
SANDY 2012
After killing almost 70 in the Caribbean, Sandy smashed into the eastern seaboard of the U.S. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, bringing with her high winds, destructive tides, and snow. Hardest hit were New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. With a death toll climbing past 125 and an economic cost estimated at $50 billion, Superstorm Sandy is a force to be reckoned with. In comparison, 2011's Hurricane Irene claimed 44 lives and cost $10 billion, while Katrina still reigns as this country's and century's worst natural disaster, with at least 1,836 people lost and damages estimated at around $125 billion. Superstorm Sandy's dubious honors include the highest storm surge of 13.88 ft (4.23 m) at Battery Park, N.Y; and record low barometer readings in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland around the 948 mb mark. Sandy was also, even against hurricane standards, exceptionally large, with hurricane-force winds covering a 175-mile distance from her center, and tropical storm-force winds extending beyond a 500-mile radius. With such wind velocity and range, it is not surprising that the U.S. Department of Energy reported more than 8.6 million people without power in the superstorm's aftermath, leaving more people in the dark than any other storm in history.



New York

Manhattan suffered a widespread power outage during the storm. Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo declared a statewide state of emergency and asked for a pre-disaster declaration on October 26 which President Obama signed later that day. By October 27, major carriers canceled all flights into and out of JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark-Liberty airports, and the Metro North and Long Island Rail Roads suspended service. The Tappan Zee Bridge was closed, and later the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and Holland Tunnel were also closed. On Long Island, an evacuation was ordered for South Shore, including areas south of Sunrise Highway and north of Route 25A and in elevations of less than 16 feet (4.9 m) above sea level on the North Shore. In Suffolk County, mandatory evacuations were ordered for residents of Fire Island and six towns. Most schools closed in Nassau and Suffolk counties on October 29.

The Brooklyn–Battery Tunnel remained flooded on the Tuesday morning after the storm.
New York City began taking precautions on October 26. Governor Cuomo ordered the closure of MTA and its subway on October 28, and the MTA suspended all subway, bus, and commuter rail service beginning at 7 p.m. EDT. After Hurricane Irene nearly submerged subways and tunnels in 2011, entrances and grates were covered just before Sandy, but were still flooded. PATH train service and stations as well as the Port Authority Bus Terminal were shut down in the early morning hours of October 29.. Later on October 28, officials activated the coastal emergency plan, with subway closings and the evacuation of residents in areas hit by Hurricane Irene in 2011. More than 76 evacuation shelters were open around the city.On October 29, Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered public schools closed and called for a mandatory evacuation of Zone A, which comprises areas near coastlines or waterways. Additionally, 200 National Guard troops were deployed in the city. NYU Langone Medical Center canceled all surgeries and medical procedures, except for emergency procedures. Additionally, one of NYU Langone Medical Center's backup generators failed on October 29, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of patients, including those from the hospital's various intensive care units. U.S. stock trading was suspended for October 29–30.


New Jersey

Airmen of the New Jersey National Guard's 108th Wing assemble before being sent to assist at various emergency shelters.
Preparations began on October 26, when officials in Cape May County advised residents on barrier islands to evacuate. There was also a voluntary evacuation for Mantoloking, Bay Head, Barnegat Light, Beach Haven, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach, Ship Bottom, and Stafford in Ocean County. Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie ordered all residents of barrier islands from Sandy Hook to Cape May to evacuate, and closed Atlantic City casinos. Tolls were suspended on the northbound Garden State Parkway and the westbound Atlantic City Expressway starting at 6 a.m. on October 28. President Obama signed an emergency declaration for New Jersey, allowing the state to request federal funding and other assistance for actions taken before Sandy's landfall.

On October 28, Mayor of Hoboken Dawn Zimmer ordered residents of basement and street-level residential units to evacuate, due to possible flooding.On October 29, residents of Logan Township were ordered to evacuate. Jersey Central Power & Light told employees to prepare to work extended shifts. Most schools, colleges and universities were closed October 29 while at least 509 out of 580 school districts were closed October 30. Although tropical storm conditions were inevitable and hurricane force winds were likely, the National Hurricane Center did not issue any tropical cyclone watches or warnings for New Jersey. This decision was because Sandy was forecast to become extratropical before landfall and thus it wouldn't be a tropical cyclone.

Wind Reports:
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
854 AM EDT TUE OCT 30 2012


THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE RECENT
STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND
MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME
PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/NYC


***********************PEAK WIND GUST***********************
LOCATION            MAX WIND     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                     GUST          OF   
                     MPH      MEASUREMENT


CONNECTICUT...
ANZ330...
2 S GROTON              76   300 PM 10/29  MESONET


...FAIRFIELD COUNTY...
BRIDGEPORT AIRPORT      76   549 PM 10/29  ASOS
GREENWICH               70   520 PM 10/29  TRAINED SPOTTER
NORWALK                 69   830 PM 10/29  PUBLIC
TRUMBULL                68   540 PM 10/29  TRAINED SPOTTER
DANBURY AIRPORT         68   711 PM 10/29  ASOS


...MIDDLESEX COUNTY...
3 SW MIDDLETOWN         58   643 PM 10/29  MESONET


...NEW HAVEN COUNTY...
MADISON                 85   520 PM 10/29  PUBLIC


...NEW LONDON COUNTY...
GROTON AIRPORT          75   335 PM 10/29  ASOS
STONINGTON              70   300 PM 10/29  EMERGENCY MNGR


NEW JERSEY

...BERGEN COUNTY...
1 SSE TEANECK           76   731 PM 10/29  MESONET
TETERBORO               72   747 PM 10/29  ASOS
NORTH ARLINGTON         63   348 PM 10/29  SKYWARN SPOTTER


...ESSEX COUNTY...
1 N MONTCLAIR           88  1020 PM 10/29  MESONET (this report has been determined erroneous)
NEWARK AIRPORT          78   751 PM 10/29  ASOS
FAIRFIELD               72   741 PM 10/29  MESONET
1 ESE FAIRFIELD         72   741 PM 10/29  MESONET
CALDWELL AIRPORT        70   614 PM 10/29  ASOS


...HUDSON COUNTY...
1 ENE BAYONNE           77   805 PM 10/29  MESONET
HARRISON                68   720 PM 10/29  CO-OP OBSERVER


...PASSAIC COUNTY...
CLIFTON                 80   930 PM 10/29  SKYWARN SPOTTER


NEW YORK
...ANZ338...
2 N TOMPKINSVILLE       90   824 PM 10/29  MESONET


...ANZ355...
BUOY 44065              69   514 PM 10/29  NY HARBOR APPROACH BUOY


...ANZ370...
BUOY 44025              74   250 PM 10/29  BUOY


...KINGS COUNTY...
CONEY ISLAND            69   642 PM 10/29  MESONET
FLATBUSH                58   905 PM 10/29  MESONET


...NASSAU COUNTY...
SYOSSET                 82   703 PM 10/29  SKYWARN SPOTTER
1 E POINT LOOKOUT       80   750 PM 10/29  JONES BEACH COAST GUARD
3 E LIDO BEACH          79   615 PM 10/29  MESONET
BAYVILLE                77   521 PM 10/29  MESONET
2 NNE GLEN COVE         77   521 PM 10/29  MESONET
OYSTER BAY              67   338 PM 10/29  SKYWARN SPOTTER


...NEW YORK COUNTY...
CENTRAL PARK            62   313 PM 10/29  ASOS


...ORANGE COUNTY...
ORANGE LAKE             61   745 PM 10/29  MESONET
MONTGOMERY              58   740 PM 10/29  ASOS


...QUEENS COUNTY...
2 SSE JACKSON HEIGHT    79   802 PM 10/29  MESONET
NYC/JFK AIRPORT         85   802 PM 10/29  ASOS (direction 100 degrees)
BREEZY POINT            78   830 PM 10/29  MESONET
NYC/LA GUARDIA          74   655 PM 10/29  ASOS


..SUFFOLK COUNTY...
EATONS NECK             96   655 PM 10/29  MESONET-ELEVATED 71FT (Est 87 mph at 10m)
ISLIP AIRPORT           90   626 PM 10/29  ASOS - 78KT
4 ENE PLUM ISLAND       85   435 PM 10/29  MESONET
EAST MORICHES           81   600 PM 10/29  MESONET
EAST FARMINGDALE        79   723 PM 10/29  ASOS
UPTON                   79   150 PM 10/29  MESONET
PATCHOGUE               77   701 PM 10/29  SPOTTER
FIRE ISLAND             75   435 PM 10/29  MESONET
POINT O'WOODS           73   350 PM 10/29  MESONET
1 ENE MONTAUK HIGHWAY   73   220 PM 10/29  MESONET
2 WSW FISHERS ISLAND    71   300 PM 10/29  MESONET
1 S BLUE POINT          70   608 PM 10/29  MESONET
OCEAN BEACH             68   715 PM 10/29  MESONET
1 NW EAST HAMPTON       66   355 PM 10/29  MESONET

...WESTCHESTER COUNTY...
WHITE PLAINS            72   705 PM 10/29  ASOS

$$

DS           

Storm Surge:

...MAXIMUM WATER LEVELS FROM POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY AND
ACCOMPANYING SURGE...UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY GAUGES

..........................MAXIMUM.......ASTRONOMICAL....STORM
LOCATION................WATER LEVEL......TIDE LEVEL.....SURGE.....TIME
FREEPORT................10.12 FT NGVD...2.27 FT NGVD....7.85 FT...930 PM
REYNOLDS CHANNEL........10.10 FT NGVD...2.32 FT NGVD....7.78 FT...906 PM
LINDENHURST..............7.73 FT NGVD...1.47 FT NGVD....6.26 FT..1006 PM
EAST ROCKAWAY...........10.80 FT NGVD...2.72 FT NGVD....8.08 FT...842 PM
JAMAICA.................11.65 FT NGVD...3.28 FT NGVD....8.37 FT...936 PM
ROCKAWAY................11.75 FT NGVD...2.81 FT NGVD....8.94 FT...924 PM

NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE GAUGES

..........................MAXIMUM.......ASTRONOMICAL....STORM
LOCATION................WATER LEVEL......TIDE LEVEL.....SURGE.....TIME
BERGEN POINT............14.60 FT MLLW...5.15 FT MLLW....9.45 FT...924 PM
BATTERY.................13.88 FT MLLW...4.65 FT MLLW....9.23 FT...924 PM
KINGS POINT.............14.38 FT MLLW...5.60 FT MLLW....8.78 FT..1000 PM
BRIDGEPORT..............13.26 FT MLLW...5.31 FT MLLW....7.95 FT..1006 PM
NEW HAVEN...............12.30 FT MLLW...3.97 FT MLLW....8.33 FT...930 PM
NEW LONDON...............8.04 FT MLLW...2.08 FT MLLW....5.96 FT...812 PM
MONTAUK..................7.12 FT MLLW...1.88 FT MLLW....5.24 FT...812 PM

NGVD = NATIONAL GEODETIC VERTICAL DATUM OF 1929

MLLW = MEAN LOWER LOW WATER

STORM SURGE IS DEFINED AS THE ABNORMAL RISE OF WATER GENERATED BY
A STORM...OVER AND ABOVE THE PREDICTED ASTRONOMICAL TIDE.

THE MAXIMUM WATER LEVEL...OR STORM TIDE...IS THE SUM OF THE
ASTRONOMICAL TIDE LEVEL AND STORM SURGE.

FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE TABLES ABOVE...THE MAXIMUM WATER LEVEL
WAS THE HIGHEST WATER LEVEL RECORDED AT THE DESIGNATED GAUGE. THE
ASTRONOMICAL TIDE LEVEL WAS THE PREDICTED TIDE LEVEL FOR THE TIME
THAT THE MAXIMUM WATER LEVEL WAS MEASURED. THE STORM SURGE WAS
CALCULATED BY SUBTRACTING THE ASTRONOMICAL TIDE LEVEL FROM THE
MAXIMUM WATER LEVEL.$$

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