Statistically Speaking

After weathering Hurricane Sandy, those on the East Coast are assessing the damages and carrying out disaster relief programs. Fortunately, Pittsburgh wasn’t hit with more than a storm, but other places, such as New York and New Jersey, have been torn apart.

113: The number of deaths in the U.S. currently attributed to Sandy.

8.2 million: The approximate number of people who lost electricity as a result of Sandy.

20: The percentage of the New York subway system that is still closed down due to flooding from Sandy.

$50 billion: The upper bound of estimated damages from Sandy by forecasting firm Eqecat.

Sources:, U.S. Department of Energy, New York Metropolitan Transit Authority, and