Superstorm Essay

Topics: Tropical cyclone, Manhattan, World Trade Center Pages: 2 (372 words) Published: July 7, 2014
Jordan Harris
6/28/2014
ENG 101.695
Cause and Effect Essay

Superstorms can be anything from a hurrican to a tornado or even a typhoon and they all form from a cold to a warm tempature change. Today I will be talking about Superstorm Sandy. Superstorm Sandy marched slowly inland, millions along the East Coast awoke Tuesday without power or mass transit, with huge swaths of the nation's largest city unusually vacant and dark. The fall of a four-story building on 14th Street and 8th Avenue collapsed onto the sidewalk, Monday Oct 29 2012, in New York. Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Eastern Seaboard's largest cities Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds, soaking rain and a wall of water up to 11 feet tall. New York was among the hardest hit, with its biggest financial income areas in Lower Manhattan shuttered for a second day and seawater flooding into the still gaping construction pit at the World Trade Center. The storm made it to New Jersey on Monday evening with 80 mph winds killed at least 16 people in seven states, cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses from Carolina to Ohio. The storm also caused fear at two nuclear power plants and stopped the presidential campaign cold. Hundreds of miles from the storm's center, gusts topping 60 mph prompted officials to close the port of Portland, Maine, and scaring away several cruise ships. The massive storm reached well into the Midwest. Chicago officials warned residents to stay away from the Lake Michigan shore as the city prepares for winds of up to 60 mph and waves up to 24 feet on Wednesday. An unexpected 13 foot mountain of seawater gushed into Gotham, inundating tunnels, subway stations and the electrical system that powers Wall Street, and sent hospital patients and tourists scrambling for safety. Skyscrapers swayed and creaked in winds that partially toppled a crane...
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