“A Superstorm’s statistics…”


Four weeks ago today, east coast residents were huddled in their homes with fresh batteries and bottles of water, hoping for the best as Hurricane Sandy bore down on the region. We now know that, for many, the storm was a worst case scenario: Thousands of homes flooded, millions lost power and more than one hundred people died. (Read TIME’s reports from the lower Manhattan blackout and the prolonged power outage in the Rockaways.)

The lost lives and razed neighborhoods provide the most tragic snapshot of the devastation. But now, one month after Sandy made landfall, there are other, less obvious numbers that offer a window onto the storm’s continued toll.

Estimated dollar value of the lost business activity as a result of Sandy, according to financial analysis firm IHS Global Insight.

Number of homes that lost power. The outages affected people in 17 states, as far…

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