The Daily Numbers (Sandy Edition) for Oct. 31
The Daily Numbers (Sandy Edition): 50,000 Delco residents without power on Tuesday afternoon.
1.2 million customers without power in Pa.
2.5 million without power in New Jersey.
412,000 without power as of this morning, according to PECO.
20 billion dollars, estimated damages caused on East Coast by Hurricane Sandy.
20 percent chance of rain this afternoon.
3,200 people in 112 Red Cross shelters in 9 states.
21 people who sought shelter at Ridley Middle School.
68 mph wind gusts in Delaware County at the height of the storm.
0 deaths or major injuries during the storm in Delco.
7 people killed in Hurricane Sandy across Pennsylvania.
66, age of woman who died of carbon monoxide poisoning from fumes from a generator running in garage of her home.
8, age of boy in Susquehanna County killed when tree limb fell on him.
2 day extension for delivery of absentee ballots to most county courthouses, including here in Delco.
80 percent of SEPTA bus routes resumed on Tuesday.
60 percent of suburban bus service back up and running.
340 trees brought down in Philadelphia.
75 foot tree toppled in back yard of house on Briarhill Road in Springfield.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Boo or cheer for the return of Andre Iguodala as a Nugget tonight?
I Don’t Get It: The people who drive around the cones noting that a street is closed. Uh, they are there for a reason.
Today’s Upper: Kudos to all those out working in the elements to restore power in the wake of Sandy.
Quote Box: “I think people cooperated really well. No one was on the streets. It was like a ghost town.”
- Darby Police Chief Bob Smythe, on cooperatin from public during Hurricane Sandy.