The paper "Impacts of Hurricane Sandy on My Business Flaxy Bank" is a perfect example of a business case study. The occurrence of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 left an incredible mark in the Northeast United States. Hurricane Sandy, which was grouped under category-3 storm-ravaged towns, people, as well as businesses. The hurricane swept through the Atlantic coast flooding streets, subway lines, tunnels, and cutting power lines in and around the cities. The Superstorm Hurricane Sandy took place from October 22, 2012, to October 31, 2012 (Miles, 26). The following paper will discuss the roles played by various stakeholders such as government, financial organizations, businesses or utilities and individuals, before, during and after the storm struck.
At the same time, the paper will look at the overall impact of Hurricane Sandy and the lessons learned in the process. Brief Overview of the Hurricane Sandy As noted above, Hurricane Sandy left an indelible mark in the United States due to the massive destruction it caused. Hurricane Sandy was a superstorm that extended over an area of over 1,000 miles in diameter. Analysts observed that Hurricane Sandy was the most destructive and deadliest storm in the 2012 hurricane season (Miles, 55).
Additionally, in the history of the United States, Hurricane Sandy was the second-costliest hurricane. In the United States alone, Hurricane Sandy killed 117 people, making America the worst hit. However, it was estimated that the storm killed 286 people globally. Further, millions of people were affected across five Caribbean nations, which included Cuba, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. Moreover, more than 200,000 homes were destroyed including cutting power in small and major cities in the affected zones, where more than 8 million residents experienced power shortages.
For example, in New York City, around the U. S $19 billion worth of destruction were done and more than 50 billion on the coastal fronts. Roles Played by Different Stakeholders Notably, the government played a crucial role through FEMA in taking action before Hurricane Sandy. The first part of the Government was to ensure that the data forecasts were provided to the public.
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