It's Official: Sandy Was No Hurricane

The National Weather Service designation affects deductibles on insurance claims and could save property owners money.

The National Weather Service has determined that the massive coastal storm that battered New Jersey and devastated its shore regions Oct. 29 was not a hurricane when it made landfall in the state.

Staff writer Richard Degener reports in The Press of Atlantic City that meteorologists have determined that Category 1 Hurricane Sandy was a "post-tropical cyclone" by the time it reached the New Jersey coastline. The designation has an important impact on how insurance companies process claims for storm damage.


Read "Sandy's classification as 'post-tropical cyclone' saving homeowners thousands on hurricane deductibles ."

Patch has asked Mayor James Barberio and his administration for information on what the storm cost Parsippany, but he so far has not made any comment.

William Canham November 19, 2012 at 11:37 AM
So what does that mean? What is the difference for insurance?
joe raich November 19, 2012 at 05:15 PM
William Canham: All levels of government need to realize that global warming is a reality, how they help those affected by its destruction, bring back restore, pay,and remediate from Sandy is the issue.Also some victims of "hurricane" Irene still aren't back. Two bills for plans and reservoir levels are still sitting in the NJ legislature committees since January 2011 prove that action must be initiated. Paying for destruction ought to be second phase legislation.
clyde donovan November 19, 2012 at 11:01 PM
joe raich: It's already been proven that global warming is a lie an a hoax. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100017393/climategate-the-final-nail-in-the-coffin-of-anthropogenic-global-warming/
VietNam Vet November 22, 2012 at 06:20 AM
The damage that was left in the wake of this storm will be felt for along time to come and won't soon be forgotten though. For me especially, I had a pine tree come down on top of my car and I won't soon forget that to quick. I had alot of damage around my place, more so than anyone else on the block.


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