Nor’easter batters areas damaged by Tropical Cyclone Sandy
Snow, rain and flooding! Flooding occurred in several places around the globe this week, including: Europe, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and North America. In the United States, a Nor’easter brought rain, snow, high surf, and winds up to 60 mph to areas damaged by last week’s Tropical Cyclone Sandy. Evacuations of damaged coastal areas in New York and New Jersey were ordered out of concern raised by the storm’s predicted three-foot surge and waves up to 12 feet in areas where beaches and dunes have been heavily eroded (CBS.com). An estimated 715,205 customers are without power, including the 650,416 still without power due to the impacts of Tropical Cyclone Sandy.
Recovery efforts continue along the East Coast in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Sandy, which resulted in 106 deaths and an estimated $50 billion (USD) in damages. Major Disaster Declarations continue for Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, and Emergency Declarations for New Hampshire, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New York and Maryland. A public health emergency was declared on November 1 for New Jersey and New York (U.S.HHS).
PDC is currently monitoring flooding events in: Australia, Burundi, Cuba, Dominican Republic, England, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, New Jersey, New York, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Scotland, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, and the United States.
Over the next week, PDC will continue to monitor tropical cyclone activity, as well as other areas of high precipitation, and keep a close eye on flooding across the globe. Want to find the most up-to-date information on flooding and other hazards occurring in your neighborhood or around the world? Then be sure to download PDC’s free Disaster Alert mobile app available for your iOS or Android devices today! Also be sure to continue to monitor PDC Twitter, Facebook, and Global Hazards Atlas.