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Importance for the hurricane project?

This could be an interesting discussion, especially after the last one, but, there are three storms in the top importance for tropical cyclones that struck the United States in the past 25 years, including this one. These are supposed to be the top importance for the entire project, and as bad as Sandy was, I think it's a bit too US-centric (and Atlantic centric) for a project that's supposed to cover the entire world. The only reason the damage was so high was because it struck one of the most populated and wealthiest regions of the world. It will surely be remembered for years to come, but most regions have recovered well already, unlike Katrina which affected Louisiana for years to come. This proposal is only about Sandy, whether it should be downgraded from top importance to high importance. Please keep an open mind and consider the global importance, and keep the discussion civil :) ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 17:11, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

  • Support – I agree that this should be downgraded to high importance. As you say, this project is getting too U.S.-centric. United States Man (talk) 17:29, 19 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment – I won't go as far as a "Support" or "Oppose", as I am not generally involved in meteorology projects here and do not consider myself qualified to judge in that way. I must disagree, however, with your claim, HurricaneHink, that "most regions have recovered well already". I live in the area where Sandy hit the hardest, and to me it feels like a transformative event, the effects of which are still very much with us, as reported, for example, here. Many whole neighborhoods were devasted and have hardly begun to recover. Transportation that affects the lives of thousands remains badly damaged, and the Sandy Recovery project of the New York City Transit Authority is not expected to be completed for months. And try telling a friend of mine that his area has "recovered well". He lost the only house he ever owned. Just one personal anecdote, to be sure, but there are thousands like it. I grant that all this still might not matter much when the storm is viewed strictly as a meteorological event—but do these articles on severe weather really restrict themselves to that extent? The fact that it affected "one of the most populated and wealthiest regions of the world" does, in my opinion, add to the storm's "importance". --Alan W (talk) 04:16, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
But the cyclone didn't care that the area was "one of the most populated and wealthiest regions of the world". We should look at it from a global meteorological perspective. HiLo48 (talk) 06:28, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
That's true. Perhaps I should clarify what I mean by adding that I don't think that a higher importance is justified simply because of the concentration of wealth and population. But the intersection of the storm and that concentration led to unprecedented damage and loss of life for the region (in an event of the kind; there was the 1938 hurricane, but that affected mostly the farther eastern suburbs, not the core area). That is what, to my mind, justifies the importance. I would take the same view if the city were Sydney rather than New York. Also, I'm thinking now that even on the strictly meteorological side, a top importance might be justified on the grounds that "the storm became the largest Atlantic hurricane on record ... as measured by diameter". So even strictly considered as a tropical cyclone, Sandy was a very noteworthy event. --Alan W (talk) 15:21, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
I'm also in New Jersey, just miles from where the storm made landfall, and the effects have largely been fixed, not even one year after the storm. Yes, it was bad, which is why I think high importance is good and accurate, and there will be places that might not recover for longer periods of time. But as far as tropical cyclones worldwide, there have been many deadlier storms, and many storms that were more damaging to a specific region (not dollar wise, obviously, but in terms of number of houses across a region that were destroyed). Also, Sandy was not the largest TC worldwide. That honor still belongs to Typhoon Tip. Again, I'm just trying to cut down on the Atlantic bias. --♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 19:57, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
Well, we can argue forever and we'll both be right: recovery is complete in some parts of the region but not others. With respect to the Tropical cyclones project, though, I do see your point, especially now that you bring in Typhoon Tip as an example. Maybe your referring to it as the "Hurricane project" threw me off at first (since they are called hurricanes, as you know, only in this part of the world), but, yes, now I can see that from a global meteorological, scientific perspective, Hurricane Sandy would not necessarily be of absolutely top importance. Point taken, Hurricanehink. --Alan W (talk) 02:22, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Dubious about the premise Generally we need RSs to say much of anything. From where I sit the very notion of "top" should rely on what RSs say are the "top". As a project outsider who doesn't really know, at first blush entries at top importance appear to be assigned their status by wikipedians. Shouldn't the RSs drive categorizations? I've an open mind ... am I just missing something here? NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 17:59, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
    • Well, yea, what you said is correct, that wikipedians decide the ultimate importance. A lot of RSs said the storm was among the worst ever... in the days after the storm. Now that it's a year after, it seems that Sandy's damage is similar to a storm like Hurricane Ike, which had a ton of media focus in the months after the storm, but a year after, things largely got back to normal, and not quite what's worthy of being on top of the entire world. --♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 19:57, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Support downgrading to high class – Though I'm not particularly concerned/worried about an article's stated importance class, in light of the recent push from the aforementioned WikiProject to become less U.S.A.-centric, I would agree with the downgrade of Sandy, not that it matters that much anyway, due to reasons already stated by Hurricanehink. That's all I'll say. TheAustinMan(Talk·Works) 21:29, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
I'm not going to weigh in on how the storm or article should be graded but statements that everything is "back to normal" in the areas affected by the storm are not correct. Some processes are ongoing and some have not yet begun, and in my area there is continuing demolition causing my neighborhood to look like a partially-eaten piece of corn on the cob-(where there used to be homes and neighbors). Decisions, equipment, and the funding to demolish properties affected by the storm are manifesting here currently on a daily basis. There was a slowdown in reconstruction over the weeks of Summer 2013, but recently recovery and demolition, raising of properties... has seen an increase in activity. keeps a running tally of storm-related progress and Local newspapers such as The Asbury Park Press, and The Press of Atlantic City, just to name a few NJ news outlets--have continuing updates of problems and reminders of how the issues created by the storm are either being or not being remedied. People who were survived the storm and the ensuing disaster efforts are still dealing-with what happened-every time that it rains.So-no, things are not anywhere close to being back to normal and they won't be when just going outside is a reminder that all of your friends and neighbors who attended your New Year's Eve Millennium Party in 1999, are all GONE now because of that stupid storm and it's aftermath. (talk) 21:07, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
Yea, it's bad, but compare Sandy to Typhoon Haiyan, which literally destroyed entire islands and killed 5,000 people. In a global view, is Sandy as important as a storm like Haiyan? ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 21:25, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose – I don't agree with downgrading Sandy to high importance. Sections of the coastline it hit, especially in New Jersey and New York, remain completed destroyed with the rebuilding process hardly underway. The fact that this storm was so unique -- phasing with a trough to create the largest Atlantic hurricane ever observed...and then slamming into the largest population center of the USA (one of the largest in the world) -- is one of the important aspects of the storm that needs to be considered when judging its importance. Of course, if you judge it with deadly and powerful typhoons like Haiyan, I could see the disconnect. But then again, Katrina isn't exactly comparable either... TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk) 22:20, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
    • Tons of storm destroy large sections of the coastline. We already have Katrina and Andrew on the top list from the US. Not every deadly US storm can be added. It's plain basinism. The project generally is set on having 1% of WPTC articles be top. If you don't wanna axe Sandy from top, which storm do you propose gets removed from top? YE Pacific Hurricane 00:43, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
      • I am quite aware that not every deadly Atlantic hurricane cannot be added to the top important list, that is why storms like Rita, Wilma, etc. But Sandy paralyzed one of the largest cities in the world. That in and of itself should get it to top. TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk) 00:52, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
        • .... Tons of storms paralyze large cities across the globe. Look no farther than the West Pacific for this. And even then, I don't think paralyzing large cities is really relevant. Sandy's impact overall, while severe for sure, is not on the level than the other storms on the top list. YE Pacific Hurricane 01:15, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
          • I'm not referring to just a "large" city; New York is one of the largest cities on this planet. As far as the rest of your post, it's wrong to compare the damage Sandy wrought to those on the list. For one, Sandy was not a Category 5; construction in the United States is also much more superior to most in the West Pacific (Philippines as an example). TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk) 01:20, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
              • Well, yes, but so what? It's not wrong to compare Sandy to the other storms as this project covers the entire globe, not one basin. Sandy not being a Cat 5 does not support your argument at all. Yes, construction in the US is more superior to most of the world, which only helps increase damage costs and distort a storm's notability even more. No doubt Sandy was bad, but it's just not at that first class level that 10 or so storms are at globally. This is a global project, and the US and ATL in general has more than enough representation on the top list. YE Pacific Hurricane 01:34, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
                • Which, perhaps, means this project's guidelines for what is considered top importance are too strict. TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk) 01:49, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Sandy and jet stream

The article says: As they move north, Atlantic hurricanes typically are forced east and out to sea by the jet stream's prevailing winds. This is wrong: it is just the opposite: Jet stream direction is modified by ciclonic storms below and usually takes a bend to the right when a big hurricane is on its path. The reason is that many hurricanes reach a higher altitude than jet stream normal height (i. e., 14 km vs. 11 km), so, the top of ciclonic storms are zones of higher atmospheric pressure (even they are zones of lower atmospheric pressure at the ocean surface) and, thus, the jet stream cloudy line is forced bending to the right (same as airplanes have to do going east to use tailwinds from jet stream) in order to avoid the big thunderstorm. --Fev (talk) 03:29, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Yes, that should've said "Prevailing Westerlies", not "jet stream's prevailing winds", as the prevailing winds are what generally drive hurricane movement. This is also what the source says. I have fixed it. Inks.LWC (talk) 05:02, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
I think I was the original author who erred. thank you both for catching that. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 09:34, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Forecasts section

I am thinking that it would make more sense to have that in the meteorological history section as a subsection, probably before the global warming section. Does anyone else have thoughts on this? Inks.LWC (talk) 19:36, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

That could probably work since the section is not very big. It seems that it should be able to fit into the meteorological history section quite easily. United States Man (talk) 19:43, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
Also, these are meteorological forecasts that we're talking about, so that would relate it to the meteorological history. It does seem logical to me. --Alan W (talk) 19:45, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

OK, I've moved it. I figured it was pretty uncontroversial; I just wanted to make sure I wasn't crazy in my rationale. Inks.LWC (talk) 07:50, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Restructure article?

Hello All,

As a user trying to read about Hurricane Sandy as a meteorological phenomenon I find this article extremely cumbersome.

Issues I have with this article:

The introductory paragraph has details (see text in small font) about Sandy damages. IMO these should not be in an introductory paragraph.

In Jamaica, winds left 70% of residents without electricity, blew roofs off buildings, killed one, and caused about $100 million (2012 USD) in damage. Sandy's outer bands brought flooding to Haiti, killing at least 54, causing food shortages, and leaving about 200,000 homeless; the hurricane also caused two deaths in the Dominican Republic. In Puerto Rico, one man was swept away by a swollen river. In Cuba, there was extensive coastal flooding and wind damage inland, destroying some 15,000 homes, killing 11, and causing $2 billion (2012 USD) in damage. Sandy caused two deaths and damage estimated at $700 million (2012 USD) in The Bahamas. In Canada, two were killed in Ontario and an estimated $100 million (2012 CAD) in damage was caused throughout Ontario and Quebec.[9]

There is a large section 'Preparations' which is then sub-divided into regions, then these are in turn sub-divided by country or U.S. state.

Similarly, there is a section 'Impact' which does the same thing-- region, sub-divided by country or state.

In 'Aftermath' there are only discussions of 'Relief efforts', 'Political impact', 'Media coverage', etc.

Nowhere (as far as I can find) in the article is a discussion of the downgrading of Sandy into a tropical depression (or whatever came of it), the path of the storm after it was downgraded from a hurricane, etc.

I am only a moderate-level editor: I generally only fix typos I see here & there across Wiki; restructuring &/or re-writing large sections of this article would be beyond my level of expertise. So I will leave this as a suggestion-- perhaps edit down the Preparations & Impact sections to countries & regions, rather than countries & states. Some of the contents under particular states have only one sentence. Perhaps the fine details should be edited out or put into a sub-article-- some exist already such as 'Effects of Hurricane Sandy in Maryland and Washington, D.C.'

Perhaps add a section 'Chronology' which discusses the meteorological evolution of the storm. The extant section 'Meteorological history' does a fine job of discussing the genesis of the storm. But there should be a similar paragraph on the dissolution of the storm. Or add a 2nd paragraph to 'Meteorological history' which discusses the storm's dissolution & path.

Thanks. SaturnCat (talk) 17:29, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Hey there! First, why don't you feel that we should cover the impacts outside of the US in the lede? Secondly, the "Meteorological history" section covers after the hurricane became extratropical, made landfall, and weakening over Pennsylvania. There is an article on the meteorological history, so there shouldn't be too much focus on that in the main article. I do agree there is a bit too much info on preparations, and those should be relegated to the sub-articles. --♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 17:38, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
Hi. I didn't say we shouldn't cover aspects of the hurricane outside of the U.S. The details, however, that are included in the paragraph from the article that I put in a small font (see above), are way too detailed IMO to be included in an introductory paragraph.
You said <<Secondly, the "Meteorological history" section covers after the hurricane became extratropical, made landfall, and weakening over Pennsylvania.>> Yes, but it's only one sentence: The remnants weakened over western Pennsylvania, degenerating into a remnant trough on October 31.[31] I think the wording should be something like: At XXXX UTC, when positioned over [whereever in NJ, MD, or PA it was], Hurricane Sandy was downgraded into a tropical storm by the National Weather Service. The tropical storm proceeded through [western PA, or whichever counties of PA], until it further dissipated and was designated as a tropical depression by the National Weather Service at XXXX UTC. (Does the NWS have such a thing as the official beginning & end of an event such as a hurricane?)
I would think that the duration of a major event: where & when it officially became a hurricane and where & when it officially was downgraded from a hurricane would be important facts to note in the main article. IMO the article should be more scientific: discuss the hurricane more as a meteorological phenomena; again, IMO, there is too much emphasis on the hurricane as a natural disaster.
Cheers. SaturnCat (talk) 18:56, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
Well, a hurricane is natural disaster, and this hurricane is particularly well-known for, in part, the amount of destruction that it caused in the USA. As for the "downgrading" timeline of this storm, that's actually a controversial topic (as to whether or not the Tropical Prediction Center should have just kept issuing statements and/or warnings on the storm as it became more extra-tropical) which, I think, resulted in some policy changes within the National Weather Service. Guy1890 (talk) 22:00, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
Plus the extra-tropical stuff is in the meteorological history article about Sandy (as is a lot more). Inks.LWC (talk) 00:34, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
Well, a category 3 hurricane or higher is a major hurricane
That's it · (talk) 01:55, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
What's your point? Inks.LWC (talk) 02:23, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Meteorology and Climatology

Long term Meteorological data (F. J. Monkhouse says meteorological data registered for more than thirty years) are taken as scientific basis to define Climatology as the long term average meteorological information such as atmospheric temperature, pressure, winds, atmospheric water vapor, clouds, rain and so forth. Hurricanes (i. e., Sandy) are meteorological and not climatic data, and, therefore, can't be taken the other way around. --Fev (talk) 04:17, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Nowhere in the article is Sandy's data labelled climatic data. I'm not entirely sure what your point is here. Inks.LWC (talk) 05:07, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

An explanation

The article talks about global warming (a climatic concept) and climate change, obviously, another climatic concept:

  • 1.-The answer to the oft-asked question of whether an event is caused by climate change is that it is the wrong question. All weather events are affected by climate change because the environment in which they occur is warmer and moister than it used to be".
  • 2.- Meteorologist Martin Hoerling attributes Sandy to little more than the coincidental alignment of a tropical storm with an extratropical storm. Trenberth does agree that the storm was caused by "natural variability" but adds that it was "enhanced by global warming".
  • 3.- The sea surface temperatures along the Atlantic coast have been running at over 3°C above normal for a region extending 800 km off shore all the way from Florida to Canada. Global warming contributes 0.6°C to this.
  • 4.- Global climate change has contributed to the higher sea surface and ocean temperatures, and a warmer and moister atmosphere, and its effects are in the range of 5 to 10%.
  • 5.- Natural variability and weather has provided the perhaps optimal conditions of a hurricane running into extra-tropical conditions to make for a huge intense storm, enhanced by global warming influences
  • 6.- As the temperature of the atmosphere increases, the capacity to hold water increases, leading to stronger storms and higher rainfall amounts

Let's analyze the six previous points:

1.- If we define climate as a measure of the average pattern of variation in temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, precipitation, atmospheric particle count and other meteorological variables in a given region over l ong periods of time, it is wrong to say that All weather events are affected by climate change. It is just the opposite: a hurricane like Sandy affects, even in a slight or insignificant way, the local or regional climate but not the other way around: if we include data from Sandy, the average climate data from sites affected by Sandy will remain the same.

2.- Point 2 says: attributes Sandy to little more than.... Truth is more complex, being an important reason explanation in advisory number 3 of Sandy, not included in the article (maybe some biased point of view of WP users) which helps to understand the reasons of Sandy's huge size (see the spanish version of Sandy).

3.- Surface ocean temperatures may vary 3º C below or above the normal in a short period of time but these variations does not affect that normal value, as we had seen before. Attributing 0,6ºC of from those 3º to global warming is something wrong and not scientific, since climate refers to the atmospheric or meteorological data over a long period of time: atmospheric temperature is rapidly affected by ocean waters temperature, but not the other way around: atmospheric air is diatermanous and water is not.

4.- The article says: Global climate change has contributed to the higher sea surface and ocean temperatures, and a warmer and moister atmosphere, and its effects are in the range of 5 to 10%. The truth is that warming of ocean waters rise the average sea level because of increasing volume and, therefore, decrease in water density. However, warm waters increases evaporation, which, in turn, decreases water level and its temperature and therefore, increases again water level. Saying that 5% to 10% (of Sandy, I suppose) of effects are caused by global warming is an elusive idea, extremely difficult to prove.

5.- To say that Sandy's was an intense storm because of global warming influences turns again consequences in causes.

6.- This point is only half of the problem: As the temperature of the atmosphere increases, the capacity to hold water increases, leading to stronger storms and higher rainfall amounts. But stronger storms and large rainfall amounts decreases that capacity. --Fev 01:50, 6 February 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fev (talkcontribs)

Semi-protected edit request on 1 April 2014

Please add in a paragraph about the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) to the relief efforts section. Providing information about GOSR is helpful in understanding the political background of Sandy response in New York State.

Please add the following description of GOSR (source: 

In June 2013– following the occurrence of Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee and most recently Superstorm Sandy– Governor Andrew Cuomo set out to centralize recovery and rebuilding efforts in impacted areas of New York State. Establishing the Office of Storm Recovery, the Governor aimed to address communities’ most urgent needs, while also encouraging the identification of innovative and enduring solutions to strengthen the State’s infrastructure and critical systems. Operating under the umbrella of New York Rising, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) utilizes approximately $3.8 billion in flexible funding made available by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program to concentrate aid to four main areas. Paired with additional federal funding that has been awarded to other State agencies, the CDBG-DR program is enabling homeowners, small businesses and entire communities to build back even better than before. And in a State already known for its great resiliency and can-do spirit, the efforts are paving the way for a tremendous comeback– one that will reinvigorate New York and better prepare it for future extreme weather events that come its way.

Additionally, please add the following GOSR milestones (source: The NY Rising Housing Recovery Program has distributed more than $280 million in payments to 6,388 homeowners for damages that resulted from Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, or Tropical Storm Lee. Every eligible homeowner who applied by January 20 has been issued a check for home reconstruction. Over 4,650 Nassau residents have been issued rebuilding payments totaling over $201 million and over 1,350 Suffolk residents have been issued over $65 million in rebuilding payments. Additionally through its buyout and acquisition program, the State has made offers totaling over $293 million to purchase the homes of 709 homeowners.

Thank you! (talk) 13:37, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 23 May 2015

Hurricane_Sandy has an incorrect (old) citation [5] which cites a 2012 report, but the sentences says March 2014. (talk) 17:47, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

On hold I sent a message to the user who made this edit. Perhaps they can explain. Altamel (talk) 04:04, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done With no response from the user I messaged, I'm going to default back to the date stated on the NOAA report, which is May 2013. Altamel (talk) 04:26, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
Seems reasonable, but now that way of expressing it seems odd, after two more years have passed. So I changed that to "assessed". Alan W (talk) 04:53, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
@AlanW That's all right with me. Altamel (talk) 05:16, 11 June 2015 (UTC)


Sandy was so far one of the worst huricanes I have ever been through. Tho I do live in freehold and it got hit pretty bad but not as bad as AC and Jankinson. They had to rebuild sertiant things from scratch. Misstomazic (talk) 02:26, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

request for edit

Can a logged in editor please change the date in the article for the sandy relief concert? That was on November 12 not the 2nd...ty2601:80:4202:203B:68EF:3DF5:60EE:60D4 (talk) 19:41, 26 May 2015 (UTC) Oooooooooops I'm on mobile here...December 12 lol. The thing was called 12 12 12 . also the cite is from Moscow and erroneous. Either take out the mention or int wp link? The is a wp article on 12 12 12 concert.ty2601:80:4202:203B:68EF:3DF5:60EE:60D4 (talk) 19:48, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: Although it's likely there were multiple concerts succeeding Hurricane Sandy, the tidbit in this article is focusing on the most significant one that raised $23 million for the Red Cross. In that regard, the article is correct that it (the benefit concert) aired Friday, November 2, 2012. TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk) 19:51, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Sorry but it is locked. I can't change it. I would since was a middle school history teacher. This was my first time reading this. Misstomazic (talk) 02:30, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

I am sorry. I got my facts mixed up! It is the 2nd Misstomazic (talk) 02:32, 23 October 2015 (UTC)


hurrican sandy was later down graded to a catagory 1 . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tributetwister (talkcontribs) 02:00, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Nope. But nice try. United States Man (talk) 03:22, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
He's probably a sockpuppet of User:Awesomenessluigi. Just ignore him. LightandDark2000 (talk) 21:47, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

It is OK to have an article about Hurricane Sandy. However, it needs to be made clear that Hurricane Sandy became a category 1 hurricane that would have simply blown out to sea if it had not developed into an Extratropical Cyclone. It was the merger with the large cold front caused by the southern wave of the Polar Jet Stream that increased the strength of the storm. There was also the wave in the Northern Atlantic interacting with the North Atlantic Oscillation that diverted the storm onto land. Please consult some better meteorological sources. Do not feed the people that want to blame "Hurricane Sandy" on "Climate Change". Tyrerj (talk) 23:19, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

I agree with you Tyrerj. Misstomazic (talk) 02:34, 23 October 2015 (UTC)


Here's a new source.

I've already used it for Kentucky. JerrySa1 (talk) 23:16, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

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On October 22, 2012 the hurricane developed into a tropical storm. Oct. 23, the storm became a category 1 hurricane. Oct. 24 Sandy met land with 80 mph winds. Oct. 25 the storm hit Cuba and Haiti as category 2 hurricane with wind speeds of 150 mph. October 26, Sandy became a category 1 hurricane with 80 mph winds. Oct 27 the National Weather Service declared Sandy a tropical storm. Sandy then strengthened to a category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds. On Oct. 29 Sandy heads towards land as a category 2 hurricane. The hurricane's winds reach 175 miles away from the eye making it one of the biggest of its kind. Then the massive storm hit the US east coast causing a colossal amount of damage. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:13, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

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Affect on television

I thought that I would mention whether or not any shows affected by the hurricane were worth mentioning in this article. I feel that it would probably be deleted for being trivia, but I thought that I would have a discussion about this. I know that some shows worked Hurricane Sandy into their plots. I could be wrong, but I think that the cancellation of 666 Park Avenue was in part due to the destruction of the set from the storm. David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon both hosted their shows without an audience while the hurricane was happening. Is any of this worth mentioning on the page? (talk) 06:21, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Probably not. JerrySa1 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 14:42, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Costliest Hurricane in the World?

Was Hurricane Sandy the costliest hurricane ever? (talk) 19:20, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

No. See the link in the Infobox under "Damage". Sandy wasn't even the costliest in U.S. history, which was Hurricane Katrina. --Alan W (talk) 20:30, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

Ground Zero - Mantoloking, NJ?

Every report, article, news report, etc., points to Mantoloking, NJ being the place that Sandy came ashore in New Jersey. Yet, the Wiki article states that Brigantine, NJ was ground zero for the storm. This is erroneous. Mantoloking was definitely the place Sandy came ashore in NJ, and did the most damage. Brigantine is much further south, where the hurricane didn't do nearly as much damage. How do I get this article updated? The Wiki article is locked. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:46, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 March 2017

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