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Was the Devastating New Jersey Boardwalk Fire Actually Caused by Superstorm Sandy?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 17, 2014 01:13 AM
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by Sanford Bender last modified Jul 15, 2014


Superstorm Sandy wreaked absolute havoc all along the USA's east coast, and in addition to the massive flood damage, subsequent fires along the Jersey Shore (among other areas) were devastating. Hurricane Sandy made the Jersey Shore town of Seaside Heights




 

 

Superstorm Sandy wreaked absolute havoc all along the USA’s east coast, and in addition to the massive flood damage, subsequent fires along the Jersey Shore (among other areas) were devastating. Hurricane Sandy made the Jersey Shore town of Seaside Heights infamous by the shocking photos of their iconic roller coaster in the ocean. A year later the same town suffered a second devastation, when the newly-rebuilt boardwalk burned down. At the time most bystanders scratched their heads and wondered why Seaside Heights had such bad luck – was it cursed? Those with an understanding of electrical engineering realized that the fire was the result of damage already done by Hurricane Sandy. Evidence has come to light that many of the fires were electrical in nature, as both electrical and mechanical systems were damaged by saltwater from ocean floods. By revisiting the placement and maintenance of these systems, we should be able to avoid similar damage from (inevitable) future storms.

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