Hurricane Sandy: By the Numbers

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  • Hundreds Remain Homeless
  • Flood Insurance Is Still Not Enough
  • Submerged
  • Death Toll
  • Fire!
  • Storm Size
  • Damage Estimates
  • Evacuations
  • Hurricane Sandy No Lights
  • Markets Reopen
  • Canceled Flights
  • Subways Shut Down
  • Most Rainfall
  • Destroyed Cars
  • Darkness
  • Hardest Hit
  • Flooded Cars
  • Precarious Crane
  • Sandy
  • No More Walls
  • Rising Waters
  • Eerie
  • Transformer Explodes
  • Stop!
  • Rescue Efforts
  • No Gas
  • Taking a Stroll
  • Boats
  • Weather Fit for Ducks
  • Damaged Home
  • HMS Bounty Lost

Flood Insurance Is Still Not Enough

Despite the fact that flood insurance premiums increased on Oct. 1, Hurricane Sandy flood victims are finding that insurance checks, which averaged $54,754, are not enough to cover the damages. Nearly 144,000 insurance claims have been filed since the storm. But, while about 92 percent of all claimants got at least some money, more than 30 percent are still seeking higher payouts a year later.

(Photo: AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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