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Hurricane Sandy to Superstorm or Frankenstorm

Updated on February 8, 2015

Aerial of Hurricane Sandy


Storm of the Century

Hurricane Sandy begun with a powerful force as it crashed into the Atlantic coastline. The first clouds and wind formed in this giant tropical storm within the Caribbean area on October 22, 2012. Growing as it moved its way north. The Atlantic summery warm waters combined with the gust of strong winds, continued to grow. Making Hurricane Sandy into one of the largest hurricanes recorded in history.

It hit the coastline of Virginia on October 29, 2012.

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Predictions from Scientist - How Did Hurricane Sandy Begin

Due to a sharply decline of sea ice quantities in the North Atlantic, scientist suggest that this had something to do with the formation of the hurricane. This is all part of global warming. Unusually dry summer and droughts across the Midwest part of the United States. Fires in Texas and Colorado and other extreme weather related disasters in many regions around the world. All suggest a change in our environment, which we have contributed to these changes with air pollution, thinning out the ozone layer.

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What Makes Hurricane Sandy Different - Not a Typical Tropical Storm

Hurricanes drift northward as they enter the Atlantic. Winds that travel from west to east normally push the storm eastward out to sea. However, with the case with Hurricane Sandy, a high-pressured cold front over the East Coast slammed into this powerful storm. When they collided, the storm jogged westward as it traveled to the north. The air moved clockwise, giving the atmosphere a different steering pattern.

Sandy is the largest storm to hit the East Coast since 1988. This is when the government satellite technology became into effect.

With the storms slow progress and enormous 940 miles wide size, havoc to approximately two-thirds of the East Coast from Virginia to Massachusetts and up into Canada.

Wind Speeds of Hurricane Sandy hit Virginia Beach at 90 mph and New York at 80 mph, downgrading it to Superstorm Sandy or Frankenstorm (best name for Halloween). As of Oct. 30, 2012, twenty-four states been affected with Sandy storm and eight million people out of power.

Hurricane Sandy has brought in flooding, snowstorms, power outages, 100 homes burnt down in New York. The first time the New York Stock Exchange has closed down for two days since the 1880s.

The subways in New York are closed with debris and water that has flooded the tracks. It will take at least a week to pump all the water out and clean up the mess.

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      esmonaco You never know. There could be a Superstorm Sam.

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      ardhendudey Yes it was a huge storm.

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Elsie Hagley Nothing good about them, that is for sure.

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      GrammieOlivia I feel sorry for the East Coast but I do feel the same as you.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Very interesting and informative, Awesome photos. I wonder if a storm will ever be named Sam? As always Thanks :)

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      Ardhendu Dey 3 years ago from Jamshedpur

      It was too huge storm. I watched many news and footage about it in the TV.

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      Interesting. Yes we can do without storms like that, or storm at all. Nothing but disaster.

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      GrammieOlivia 3 years ago

      Thank God that one skipped us. What a storm is right.....

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      Jean DAndrea 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Certainy was a big storm - we saw a lot of footage on tv in Australia.

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      KevinOxford 5 years ago

      This storm was much bigger than I think the average person could have ever expected. It is amazing the type of wind from this storm and the damage it did.

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      missmary1960 5 years ago

      Crazy feeling huh? My name would have been used the year I graduated High School, but never happened ;)

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Sandy, what a terrible way to get your name in the public eye, huh? Eeeeek, they've never named one Nancy that I know of. Great lens, Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      savingmoneywith 5 years ago

      I was one of many affected by the storm. The winds were felt at 66 mph in PA. Lost power Monday and only restored today. Not been fun.

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      So, Sandy how do you feel about this historic storm being your namesake? Last year Lee followed on the heels of Irene (who took a terrible toll in Vermont). Best wishes and I'm sending what I can to help out folks on the East Coast.

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      chas65 5 years ago

      We even had strong winds (30 mph) here in northern Alabama, and we are a long way from the storm center.