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.
1,000 miles. The diameter of the storm at it's widest. Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record.
100 million. The miles of beach shorelines severely eroded by the storm.
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.
10. The number of Sandy-related photos per second uploaded to Instagram on Oct. 29, 2012.
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.
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.
74,000. The amount of overall shelter stays for those who were displaced temporarily due to home damage or power outage.
-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.
12,000. The number of Army and Air National Guard soldiers and airmen who were deployed to Sandy-impacted areas.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
22,000. The number of volunteers mobilized by organizations like the Red Cross and Jersey Cares.
544,543. The number of assistance registrations filed by home and business owners with FEMA due to Sandy-related damage to property and livelihood.
$1.4 billion. Total amount of monetary assistance FEMA has approved in assistance registrations.
$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.
139 mph. The highest sustained wind speed recorded during Hurricane Sandy.
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.