Tuesday, May 22, 2018

State-by-state look at Hurricane Sandy

Delaware

Dover Air Force Base relocated some aircraft. Some residents of low-lying areas ordered to evacuate. Power outages: 32,000.

HMS Bounty abandoned about 90 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. Coast Guard rescues 14 crew members.

Maine

State officials say the biggest concern was wind. Power outages: 80,000.

North Carolina

Several homes and businesses nearly inaccessible on barrier islands.

Connecticut

University of Connecticut is closing today, joining hundreds of other schools across state. Two deaths. Power outages: 615,000.

Pennsylvania

Department of Transportation says more than 200 bridges and roads were closed because of downed trees, power lines and flooding. Three deaths. Power outages: 1 million.

Maryland

Bay Bridge, spanning Chesapeake Bay, is closed. Iconic pier damaged in Ocean City.

Massachusetts

Voluntary evacuations issued in Scituate, Lynn, New Bedford and Plum Island. Power outages: 400,000.

New Hampshire

Gov. John Lynch declares a state of emergency. Power outages: 120,000.

New Jersey

Sandy makes landfall about 5 miles southwest of Atlantic City with top sustained winds of 80 mph. Most of Atlantic City is flooded, and an old section of the boardwalk is washed away. Two deaths. Power outages: 1.7 million.

New York

A construction crane atop a luxury high-rise collapses in high winds in midtown Manhattan. Mass transit systems shut down. Five deaths reported. Power outages: 1,130,000.

Long Island: Floodwaters swamp neighborhoods. A police car is lost rescuing 14 people from the popular resort Fire Island.

Rhode Island

Officials are concerned about wind driving water north up Narragansett Bay, which could create flooding in low-lying areas of the upper bay, including Providence, Warwick and Cranston. Power outages: 110,000.

Vermont

Gov. Peter Shumlin declares a state of emergency. The state is still recovering from the devastating effects of the remnants of Hurricane Irene last year. Power outages: 14,470.

Virginia

A curfew is in place on swamped Chincoteague Island. Officials say the entire 37-square-mile island is under water. The 3,500 islanders who decided to tough out Hurricane Sandy have been told to keep off the streets. Power outages: 123,460.

Washington, D.C.

The capital area's transit system shuts down rail service for the first time since 2003. Power outages: 5,500.

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