Hurricane Sandy

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  • Hurricane Sandy
    • When, where, why?
      • 29th October 2012
      • Hit USA, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, Bahamas
      • Began as a tropical storm in Caribbean sea, south of Jamaica
        • Wind speeds: 160km/h
        • Merged with weather pattern from west to form extra-tropical cyclone
    • Impacts
      • 233 killed
      • Damage cost $75 billion
      • Cuba: 15,000 homes destroyed
      • USA: Millions without electricity
    • Responses
      • Pre-landfall
        • Jamaica: Kingston airport closed. Schools closed and roofs reinforced.
      • Post-landfall
        • UN and World Food Programme provided relief supplies for 500,000 people.
        • US Red Cross supplied 4000 volunteers.
        • 2013- US government approved relief package worth over $50 billion.
        • Throughout 2013- mass reconstruction of community centres and homes.
          • December 2013- 1/2 the people who had requested financial aid still hadn't received it.

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