Superstorm Sandy: By the Numbers

The one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy is approaching. Last year, on Oct. 29, the storm rocked the northeast--particularly in NYC and the Jersey Shore--leaving devastation in it's wake. Today homeowners and businesses continue to rebuilding and recovery is still underway. Here is a look at Sandy by the numbers.

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1,000 miles. The diameter of the storm at it's widest. Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record.
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100 million. The miles of beach shorelines severely eroded by the storm.
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15. The total days that New York City's system of gas rationing was in place. New Jersey had a rationing policy for 11 days and Long Island, N.Y. had one for nine.
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10. The number of Sandy-related photos per second uploaded to Instagram on Oct. 29, 2012.
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57,000. The number of utility workers from 30 states and Canada who came to New York to help Consolidated Edison return power to the city.
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8.5 million. The number of people left without power due to Sandy. Power outages were reported in 21 states, making it the highest outage total recorded.
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74,000. The amount of overall shelter stays for those who were displaced temporarily due to home damage or power outage.
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-186. The total number of deaths caused by Hurricane Sandy. 117 fatalities were reported in the U.S. alone and 69 more were reported throughout the Caribbean and Canada.
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12,000. The number of Army and Air National Guard soldiers and airmen who were deployed to Sandy-impacted areas.
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124. The number of years since the New York Stock Exchange was closed for two consecutive days because of weather. The last time was during the Blizzard of 1888.
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49. Number of canceled Broadway shows. The theater district shut down for three days, costing it an estimated $8 million in ticket sales.
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1,693. The number of FEMA personnel deployed throughout the past year.
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$50.7 billion: the amount that the federal Disaster Relief Appropriations Act allotted to recover from Sandy. A large portion of this money was distributed throughout grants to non-profit organizations throughout the Northeast. Sandy was the second-most-costly hurricane in U.S. history after Hurricane Katrina.
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17.5 million. The number of meals the Red Cross has distributed in the year after the storm. 7.4 million meals were distributed the first month.
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22,000. The number of volunteers mobilized by organizations like the Red Cross and Jersey Cares.
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544,543. The number of assistance registrations filed by home and business owners with FEMA due to Sandy-related damage to property and livelihood.
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$1.4 billion. Total amount of monetary assistance FEMA has approved in assistance registrations.
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$308 million. Total donated to the Red Cross for Sandy relief. So far, $280 million has been spent. Remaining funds will be committed to a variety of housing-related issues in impacted areas.
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139 mph. The highest sustained wind speed recorded during Hurricane Sandy.
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36 inches. The amount of snow that fell in West Virginia due to Sandy colliding with a cold front. Three people in WV died due to Sandy-related snowfall.
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