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Published:October 30th, 2012 13:14 EST

Hurricane Sandy's Showers Will Continue to Flood the Northeast

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

There is a big mess to clean up in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  Even though the worst of the storm is over, ongoing problems such as travel delays, power outages, and flooding will exist for some time.

It seems as if New Jersey and Long Island, NY were hit the worst. Residents and officials are in shock over the amount of damage that Hurricane Sandy caused the areas.  People are homeless, houses were knocked off their foundations and piers and boardwalks along the mid-Atlantic coast. 

Over 4 million homes and businesses are without power due to the storm as a result of debris and blown transformers.

New York subways lines and Path Trains from New Jersey to NYC remain closed as of now and some below ground transit services could be closed for days to come.  Over 5,800 flights were cancelled on Tuesday at LaGuardia, JFK, Newark and Teterboro airports.

Power will continue to be restored as crews are available and ready to take on the challenge.  Unfortunately, it will be a slow process.  Residents need to make sure they have enough supplies to remain as comfortable as possible. 

Sandy`s showers will continue to flood through the Northeast throughout the middle of the week and 35 and 45 mph winds are possible into Tuesday night. The strongest winds may occur in thunderstorms over New England.

 

The Stats Are In: Superstorm Sandy Totals

AccuWeather.com reports some of the most impressive statistics gathered from the terrible storm Sandy.

HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS BY STATE:
Lorain, Ohio: 4.29"
Martinsburg, W.Va.: 4.06"
Jackson, Ky.: 1.64 (includes measurable snowfall)
Patuxent River, Md.: 8.23"
Oceania/Virginia Beach, Va.: 9.57"
Washington, D.C.: 4.68"
Wilmington, Del.: 4.68"
Ft. Ritchie, Pa.: 4.14"
Atlantic City, N.J.: 5.57"
Niagra Falls, N.Y.: 2.4"
East Milton, Mass.: 3.03"
Jaffrey, N.H.: 2.54"

HIGHEST WIND GUSTS BY STATE (>74 mph):
Eatons Neck, N.Y.: 94 mph
Montclair, N.J.: 88 mph
Westerly, R.I.: 86 mph
Madison, Conn.: 85 mph
Cuttyhunk, Mass.: 83 mph
Allentown, Pa.: 81 mph
Highland Beach, Md.: 79 mph
Chester Gap, Va.: 79 mph

HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS BY STATE:
Redhouse, Md.: 26.0"
Bowden, W.Va.: 24.0"
Champion, Pa.: 13.0"
Buladean, N.C.: 8.0"
Wise, Va.: 14.0"
Gatlinburg, Tenn.: 17.0"
Payne Gap, Ky.: 14.0"
Bellefontaine, Ohio: 3.5"

POWER OUTAGES:
7.4 million
By comparison, Hurricane Ike had 7.5 million over his entire path.

TOP WAVES:
39.67 feet (Buoy #41048)

TOP STORM SURGES:
The Battery, NY: ~9 feet above normal
Kings Point, NY: ~12.5 feet above normal
New Haven, CT: ~9 feet above normal

LOWEST PRESSURE (LAND):
945.5 mb (27.92" Hg) at Atlantic City, N.J.

SOURCE:  Accuweather