BY THE NUMBERS
The final tally on Sandy’s fallout Compiled by Evan Bleier
t’s been eight months since Hurricane Sandy touched down in New York City. Now the numbers about the epic storm are in. Read on to fi nd out if your home will be underwater in 2050.
Estimated cost of Hurricane Sandy in lost property, jobs and increased government expenditure.
Total size of 199 Water Street, in square feet.
Estimated cost of losses of a similar-strength storm in the 2050s.
Number of city buildings deemed structurally damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
Estimated cost of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed system of ﬂood barriers to protect against future storms.
Post-Sandy changes to the building code proposed by the Resilient Buildings Task Force.
Properties that received tax reductions to account for property value losses.
Additional city residents now incorporated into hurricane evacuation zones.
Numbers of New Yorkers now living in the 100-year ﬂoodplain.
Number of New York City residents projected to be living in the 100-year ﬂoodplain by 2050.
Miles of New York City coastline — more than Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco combined.
Gallons of water pumped out of the basement of the ofﬁce tower at 199 Water Street after Sandy.
Increase in anticipated baby deliveries at New York– Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in late July through early August, nine months after Sandy struck.
Emergency funds the Staten Island Ferry will receive to cover the cost of preparing for Sandy and re-establishing service after the storm.
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