Hurricane Sandy's Destruction

Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 just south of Atlantic City, New Jersey as a Category 1 storm. In the United States, New Jersey and New York saw the brunt of the storm with extensive damage all along the coast.

It is estimated that the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy could be as much as $20 billion, making it the second most costly Atlantic storm, right behind Hurricane Katrina.

After the storm, Astrium GEO-Information Services began imaging the area just days after the storm. Astrium's very high-resolution satellite, Pleiades 1A has acquired images over some of the areas with the worst damage (see below).


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Staten Island Coast - Pléiades 1A Image Acquired November 3, 2012

Staten Island Coast - Pléiades 1A Image Acquired November 3, 2012

Sea Side Heights, New Jersey - Pléiades 1A Image Acquired November 3, 2012

Sea Side Heights, New Jersey - Pléiades 1A Image Acquired November 3, 2012

Hurricane Sandy's Destruction - Satellite images