Stephen Wilkes' Hurricane Sandy Coverage in National Geographic

August 26, 2013 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

Photograph by Stephen Wilkes

Superstorm Sandy narrowed New Jersey’s beaches by more than 30 feet on average. At Seaside Heights it swept away the pier under the roller coaster.

Via National Geographic

The Damage Done

By the time Sandy struck the Northeast, it had killed 72 people in the Caribbean. It was no longer a hurricane—but it was a thousand miles wide, with 80-mile-an-hour winds that drove the sea onto the coast in lethal surges. The final death toll was 147. As the world warms, it may see more storms like Sandy. It will certainly see higher seas.


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