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Striking in October 2012, Hurricane Sandy was one of the most destructive and costly storms ever to strike the East Coast.

Also known as Superstorm Sandy because it involved the convergence of a number of storm fronts, the hurricane landed on the Atlantic seaboard as a Category 2 storm.

The storm killed more than 200 people along its path and caused an estimated $75 billion worth of damage, making it the second most costly storm ever in the United States, behind only Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Sandy was also known for virtually shutting down New York City, flooding streets and subways, and forcing millions of residents into their homes.