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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Nor'Easter Versus Sandy: Comparison
From AccuWeather, here are a couple of graphics that compare the two storms.
Keep in mind that coastal flooding, especially in New Jersey, may reach 10' above sea level or higher in some places in a combination of storm surge, tide, and wave effects. The wave effects may be worse than would normally be expected due to the destruction of the protective sand berms.
Had Sandy not just occurred, the Nor'easter would be considered a big storm. It will be a hindrance to clean-up and power restoration from Sandy.