Hurricane Sandy was the most destructive and deadliest hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic season as well as the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. The storm developed from a tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea and became a tropical storm in a mere six hours. As the storm made its way north through Jamaica and Cuba it intensified greatly, slowly becoming a category one hurricane.
The storm had a major impact on the U.S. costing over $68 billion in damages. The entire east coast was affected greatly as well as unsuspecting Midwestern states.
Hurricane Sandy was a Category 3 storm that devastated Northwestern United States on October 2012. Also referred to as “Superstorm Sandy”, this hurricane had a diameter of 1,110 miles and affected 24 states including the stretch of the eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine; and the western region from the Appalachian Mountains to Michigan and Wisconsin. It created deadly storm surges in New York and New Jersey. Outside the US, Hurricane Sandy devastated Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Bahamas and parts of Canada, destroying at least 600,000 homes. The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is estimated at $70 billion.
Hurricane Sandy hit the U.S. in October of 2012, after wreaking havoc on various islands in the Caribbean Ocean. Sandy inflicted roughly $68 billion in damage, making it the second costliest hurricane in history. Sandy worked its way up the east coast of the U.S., from Florida to Maine, inflicting damage from high winds, tornadoes and flooding along the way. Hurricane Sandy is particularly well known for destroying many New Jersey coastal communities and hitting New York City, causing extensive flooding and long term power outages.