Here are the latest numbers Sandy produced as of 7:30pm last night. This was undoubtably one of the most incredible chain of weather events (outside of Hurricane Katrina) that we have seen, or will likely see for a long time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who are suffering due to this historic weather tradgedy.
Number of deaths blamed on Sandy: At least 46 in the United States, including 18 in New York City; at least 69 were killed earlier when Sandy hit the Caribbean.
HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS BY STATE:
Andrews AFB, Md.: 15.3″ (unconfirmed)
Easton, Md.: 12.55″
Wildwood Crest, N.J.: 11.67″
Virginia Beach, Va.: 9.57″
Milford, Del.: 9.55″
Maysville, W.Va.: 7.75″
Hanover, Pa.: 7.61″
HIGHEST WIND GUSTS:
Eatons Neck, N.Y.: 94 mph
Montclair, N.J.: 88 mph
Westerly, R.I.: 86 mph
Madison, Conn.: 85 mph
HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS:
Redhouse, Md.: 29″
Clayton, W.Va.: 33.0″
Haywood County, N.C.: 24″
Norton, Va.: 24″
Mt. Leconte, Tenn.: 34″
POWER OUTAGES: CNN reported more than 7.5 million
By comparison, Hurricane Ike had 7.5 million over his entire path.
National Guard troops called out: On Tuesday, nearly 7,500 National Guard soldiers and airmen were on duty in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.
TOP STORM SURGES:
The Battery, N.Y.: ~9 feet above normal
Kings Point, N.Y.: ~12.5 feet above normal
New Haven, Conn.: ~9 feet above normal
Number of calls per minute to NYC 911 at height of the storm: As of Monday night, the 911 system was receiving roughly 10,000 calls per half an hour, according to WSJ.com. The typical volume is 1,000 calls per half an hour.
Evacuations: In New York City, 375,000 people were ordered to leave flood-prone zones ahead of the storm. On Tuesday, more than 3,600 people were at 76 shelters in New York City, which has 16,000 shelter beds.
Damage in Dollars: Damage estimates have been put between $30 and $50 billion.
Sources: accuweather.com, NBCNews.com