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A Look Back at Sandy

Surface weather map of Sandy as it transitioned from a Hurricane to a powerful extratropical storm. Surface weather map of Sandy as it transitioned from a Hurricane to a powerful extratropical storm.

Good morning and Happy Halloween! Well… there has been a lot of talk about superstorm Sandy the last couple of days… and rightfully so… it was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season… as well as the second-costliest hurricane in United States history!

Here's a look at some of the most devastating facts about the storm:

Cost: Superstorm Sandy caused $65 billion in damage in the United States… making it the second-costliest weather disaster in American history behind only Hurricane Katrina.

Deaths: Sandy… the largest Atlantic system on record… killed 159 people.

Cause of death: Drowning was the most common cause of death associated with the storm.

Homes destroyed: Sandy damaged or destroyed at least 650,000 homes and 250,500 insured vehicles. More than 300,000 business properties were also affected

Power: During Sandy's immediate aftermath, more than 8.5 million customers lost power.

Surge: Sandy set historical maximum recorded water levels at the Battery in New York, Kings Point, N.Y.; Bergen Point, N.Y., Sandy Hook, N.J., Bridgeport, Conn., and New Haven Conn.

For a highly detailed NOAA National Weather Service Sandy report… check out this web page…

http://www.weather.gov/okx/HurricaneSandy

Have a very happy and safe Halloween from all of us here at WSAV and StormTeam 3!

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