Superstorm Sandy 10 years on: Boosting storm resilience

What started as a tropical wave off the Caribbean cost of Nicaragua on October 22, 2012, quickly intensified into a Category 1 hurricane, which made landfall in Kingston, Jamaica, on October 22. The tempest then went on to strike Cuba as a Category 3 hurricane, before blowing through the Bahamas.

At this point, weather modelers expected the storm to travel north-east out into the Atlantic, but an almost unprecedented pivot or left turn saw Sandy slam into New Jersey on October 29, impacting most of the Eastern Seaboard of the US with extreme winds and storm surge.

Thomas Varney (pictured),

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