Today marks the sixth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Here is a look back at some of the facts from that historic storm.
- Sandy was the largest hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin. Its tropical storm force winds spanned 900 miles in diameter.
- Impacts from Sandy were felt across 24 states, from Florida to Maine and as far inland as Michigan.
- The most severe damage occurred in New York and New Jersey.
- The storm surge at The Battery in NYC reached a new record high of 13.88 feet, flooding the streets, tunnels, and subways of lower Manhattan.
- Sandy was responsible for 72 deaths in the US. Of those, 44 were in NYC and 24 were in the city’s hard hit borough of Staten Island.
- More than 8 million people across 21 states lost power because of the storm.
- Sandy caused more than $70 billion in damage.
- It was the fourth costliest storm in US history after Katrina, Harvey, and Maria.