Superstorm Sandy’s devastation: floods, wind, fire and snow

November 1, 2012 in News, Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
Interim Managing Editor

Sandy was called a category 1 storm, but no such storm like her had ever been seen on the east coast. A category 1 storm is usually mild, compared to the dreaded category 3 storm.

Stretching over an area of 1,000 miles with a full moon at her back, meeting a cold front coming in from the north, Sandy delivered devastation unseen on the eastern shores.

She flooded the 103-year-old New York City subway lines, submerged three airport runways, forced the cancellation of 50,000 flights worldwide, ….