(Nov. 5, 2012) Facts about Hurricane Sandy that will shock you
These facts are a combination of eyewitness testimony, and a hunting down of recorded data.
1. No preparation whatsoever was done to protect the city by the government. NOAA warned New York two days in advance that the lowest subway entrances needed to be sand bagged well enough to hold back two feet of water to prevent the subways from flooding, because a storm surge of 11.5 feet was predicted, and the lowest subway entrances are at 10 feet. Yet the people in charge there opted to not protect the subways when it would have been easy. Sandbagging against two feet of water is childs play. That's NOTHING. Why was it not done?
Furthermore, the World Trade Center site needed only 2 feet of sandbags as well. So why were the workers at that site not told to go out for a couple hours and sandbag the place? I guess Lucky Larry wanted a photo op there as well.
2. Sandy made landfall as a category 1 hurricane, yet with a barometric reading of a category 4.