Jet Star Rollercoaster, Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Jet Star Rollercoaster was left submerged in the Atlantic Ocean after Superstorm Sandy in 2013. It stood rusting for six months, until it was plucked from the sea.
The Great Blizzard of 1888 brought 40-50 inches of snow to many states, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. It’s said that the storm wrapped areas from the Chesapeake all the way north to Maine. Along with the heavy snow came snow drifts as high as 50ft because of 45mph winds.
Satellite image of Hurricane Floyd. It was a very powerful Cape Verde-type hurricane which struck the east coast of the United States. It was the sixth named storm, fourth hurricane, and third major hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season.
Native to Africa, Central and South America, Mucuna beans distribute themselves by floating in water. Washed out of the rainforest by deluges and hurricanes, these seeds are carried to the ocean by streams and rivers. Ocean currents, connect to each other in a huge global transit system, carry beans from current to current – a seed from Jamaica could travel to Florida, then to New Jersey, and then across the Atlantic to the United Kingdom.