FEMA released its most detailed tally of Superstorm Sandy’s toll on New York’s Long Island counties in response to a request from Newsday, Long Island’s leading news daily (“Hurricane Sandy Long Island: Report Says Storm Ruined 95,534 Buildings In Nassau, Suffolk Counties,” by Bill Bleyer).

The storm’s unprecedented surge extended beyond the official 100-year floodplain in places, the report says. “In southwestern Nassau, southern Queens and lower Manhattan, Sandy came ashore as a storm expected once in about 300 years, coastal experts said. In western Suffolk, the storm also was more severe than a 100-year storm,” Newsday reports.