HURRICANE SANDY’S HAVOC, BY THE NUMBERS

HURRICANE SANDY’S HAVOC, BY THE NUMBERS
Hurricane Sandy caused a total of 19,574 commercial flight cancelations from Saturday October 27, through Thursday, Nov. 1 (known as of Wednesday), according to FlightStats.com, as travel regained its footing, Wednesday, and La Guardia remained closed. La Guardia was still flooded with standing water, Wednesday, and may require assessment by engineers to determine the extent of salt-water damage to equipment, airport lighting, and ground-based navigation aids before it runs at capacity. The projection for Thursday operations at other area airports — JFK International and Newark Liberty — is trending toward normalcy. But there is a lot of people- and package-moving to make up and La Guardia is a major component. More…

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