Sandy emerged from a tropical wave on October 22. Tropical waves in the Atlantic basin originate from the turbulences, which expand as far east as Sudan in east Africa and deposit over the continent into the Atlantic Ocean. These are developed or intensified by the African Easterly Jet. Taking a small loop over the central Caribbean Sea, the structure enhanced into a tropical storm the next day and became the final hurricane of the season before reaching the coast of Jamaica on October 24. After emanating in the midst of Jamaica and Cuba, Sandy began a period of speedy development into a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, with maximum uninterrupted winds of 115 mph (185 km/h). At this magnitude, it made landfall near Santiago de Cuba on October 25.
Global warming was the main reason for the occurrence. The water of the Gulf and Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean were h...
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...sing of New York and New Jersey, by providing them with an aid of $1.4 billion. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development granted $150,000 to $300,000 financial aid to individual homeowners facing funding shortages as they rebuild. But states failed in supplying the federal aid to individual house owners who are facing financial problems.
In New York City, families that were already exposed to the housing disaster now face unbelievable stress to finding affordable dwelling in their neighborhood. "Sandy was extremely devastating, but it actually brought to limelight an already existing problem, which was a lack of affordable housing ," says the executive director of the Mutual Housing Association of New York. In households where compensating and rebuilding is an impossible dream, hopelessness exists for many. Some Sandy survivors still see no way home.
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