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Landmark – Hurricane Sandy

Largest Atlantic hurricane on record, extending over 1,100 miles. Struck Atlantic City, NJ at 8:00p on Monday, October 29, 2012. Pressure dropped to 940 mbar.

Massive, fast moving flooding compounded by high tide, high winds, full moon. Wind damage. Fires leaping from building to building, pushed by winds up to 110 mph.

Power outages for some 8 million customers. Mass transit suspended. NYSE and Nasdaq closed for two days.

Early estimates put costs over $50 billion, including business disruption. Losses may be second only to Katrina.

The storm dropped heavy snow in West Virginia, huge waves on the lakes in Cleveland and Chicago.

Posted in Landmark Events.

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