800 mile wide hybrid storm of the century, reaching 40,000 feet into the sky
69 deaths in the Caribbean
Near 14 foot surge of seawater in the Battery, highest ever recorded
90 mile per hour winds clocked on Long Island
375,000 evacuated from lower Manhattan
250,000 NYC homes still without power
Another 400,000 homes without power in Westchester
16,962 cancelled airline flights
6 alarm fire destroys 110 homes on Breezy Point in Queens
Worst subway system damage in 108 years.
20 babies saved in neonatal intensive care on battery-powered respirators
7 badly flooded downtown transportation tunnels
$20 billion in economic loss, only half insured.
17 fewer American lives
2 New York City talk shows that went on without their audiences.
Still standing proud after 126 years
and another wet and bitchin’ storm.