Superstorm Sandy delivered a huge blow to New York City’s public housing.

Here are a few numbers to ponder:

  • 79,326 people in 35,476 units in 402 buildings lost electricity;
  • 76,817 people in 34,565 units in 386 buildings lost heat.

A week after the storm, the New York City Housing Authority reported that electricity had been restored to 64,193 people in 28,861 units in 317 buildings. That still left 15,133 people in 6,615 units in 85 buildings in the dark as of Nov. 6.
Heat had been restored to 43,234 people in 20,189 units in 224 buildings. That left 33,583 people in 14,376 units in 162 buildings without heat as of Nov. 6.