Evolution of a Frankenstorm

Huge, late October hurricane turned into a superstorm that savaged much of the eastern United States

By Stephen Ornes, 13:57 PM November 15, 2012




Two nights before Halloween, as kids were putting the finishing touches on their costumes, an immense hurricane called Sandy crashed into New Jersey. It came ashore near Atlantic City. The storm, which had already killed 69 people as it powered through the Caribbean Sea, pummeled nearly one-third of the eastern United States. It caused tens of billions of dollars worth of damage and killed more than 100 additional people.


Atlantic City is known for gambling. As bettors would say, Sandy was...

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