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Hurricane Sandy was the most destructive storm of 2012, and the second-costliest hurricane in the history of the USA. The storm caused widespread damage and destroyed entire towns, leaving thousands of people without electricity, without food and without homes. For more information on Hurricane Sandy read the fact file below or download our comprehensive worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
- Hurricane Sandy is also known as Superstorm Sandy, and was given the nickname ‘Frankenstorm’ because it occurred just before Hallowe’en.
- It was the 10th named storm of 2012 and the 2nd major hurricane of the year, after Hurricane Rafael.
- Hurricane Sandy was a Category 3 storm when it hit land in Cuba.
- Sandy was the largest Atlantic storm ever recorded, covering around 1,100m of ocean.
- Sandy was the most deadly hurricane to hit the USA since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
- At it’s worst, the winds of Hurricane Sandy reached 115mph.
- Hurricane Sandy cost the USA around $75 billion.
- At least 233 people were killed by Hurricane Sandy.
- The hurricane developed on October 22nd, 2012, in the Caribbean Sea. It began as a tropical wave and intensified to become a hurricane on October 24th.
- The first country to be hit by Hurricane Sandy was Jamaica.
- The path of Hurricane Sandy was predicted by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in England.
- Hurricane warnings were issued in Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas.
- In the USA, schools and public buildings along the East coast were closed in order to prepare for the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Flights were cancelled and neighborhoods in New Jersey and New York were evacuated.
- Between October 24th and October 29th, Hurricane Sandy had moved from Cuba to the Bahamas and onto New Jersey.
- Outside of the USA, Hurricane Sandy caused damage to Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and Canada.
- 24 US states were affected by Hurricane Sandy. It caused particular damage to New Jersey and New York.
- In New York, streets and subways were flooded by Hurricane Sandy when the storm hit on October 29th. 71 New York residents died and 100,000 homes were deemed ‘uninhabitable’ on Long Island alone.
- The New York Stock Exchange was closed on October 29-30th due to loss of power and flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy.
- In New Jersey, Atlantic City was completely destroyed. 50 feet of the Atlantic City Boardwalk was washed away by Hurricane Sandy, over 2.5 million homes were left without electricity, the local hospital had to be evacuated, 43 people died and the streets were flooded with around 5 feet of water.
- Because of the level of destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, the name ‘Sandy’ will never be used to name a storm again. ‘Sandy’ was replaced with the name ‘Sara’ for the 2018 storm names list.
Hurricane Sandy Worksheets
This bundle contains 9 ready-to-use Hurricane Sandy Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Hurricane Sandy was the most destructive storm of 2012, and the second-costliest hurricane in the history of the USA. The storm caused widespread damage and destroyed entire towns, leaving thousands of people without electricity, without food and without homes.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Hurricane Sandy Facts
- Multiple Choice
- Truth about Hurricanes
- Sandy’s Path
- Record Holders
- Times of Helping
- Parts of a Hurricane
- Hurricane Word Building
- Humans and Mother Nature
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