There’s been considerable press on the aftermath and economic impact of hurricane Sandy (and no doubt more to come following the ‘nor’easter’ that just hit the east coast) including data on estimated reconstruction costs by various states.
But here now is the newest summary (infographic) on “Frankenstorm” Sandy’s impact with comparison data to other devastating storms in the U.S. — an exclusive to planetsave! – courtesy of Total Injury.
In the words of Brittany Klontz, who passed the infographic on to us: “The infographic is a compilation of the deadliest U.S. hurricanes and was created to serve as a reminder of how dangerous these storms can actually be. Mother Nature is a powerful thing & it is so easy to forget how much of an impact it can have on our day-to-day lives.” (note: this is a very long/tall info-graphic!)
Infographic: for more information, visit TotalInjury.com
Top Image: Hurricane Isabel (2003) as seen from orbit during Expedition 7 of the International Space Station. The eye, eyewall and surrounding rainbands that are characteristics of tropical cyclones are clearly visible in this view from space (NASA)
Michael Ricciardi is a well-published writer of science/nature/technology articles and essays, poetry and short fiction. Michael has interviewed dozen of scientists from many scientific fields, including Brain Greene, Paul Steinhardt, and Nobel Laureate Ilya Progogine (deceased). Michael was trained as a naturalist and taught ecology and natural science on Cape Cod, Mass. from 1986-1991. His first arts grant was for production of the environmental (video) documentary 'The Jones River - A Natural History', 1987-88 (Kingston, Mass.). Michael is also an award winning, internationally screened video artist. Two of his more recent short videos; 'A Time of Water Bountiful' and 'My Name is HAM' (an "imagined memoir" about the first chimp in space), and several other short videos, can be viewed on his website (http://www.chaosmosis.net). Michael currently lives in Seattle, Washington.