In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit parts of the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States with devastating force. It began as a tropical wave in the western part of the Caribbean Sea but it quickly gained strength and became a tropical storm 6 hours later. It moved through Greater Antilles and portions of the Caribbean region, intensifying and weakening briefly and then re-strengthening once again as it neared Atlantic City, New Jersey with hurricane-force winds.

Hurricane Sandy was classified as a Category 2 storm. Even before it reached its peak intensity, it became the largest recorded Atlantic hurricane. It swept through 24 states, affecting the whole eastern seaboard.  … Read the rest