2012 Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy Facts

  • Saffir-Simpson Rating: Category 5 Hurricane
  • Highest 1-Minute Sustained Winds: 115 mph (185 km/h)
  • Damage: $68.7 Billion (2012 USD)
  • Death Toll: 233
  • Katrina Formed: October 22nd, 2012
  • Katrina Dissipated: November 2nd, 2012
  • Affected Countries: Canada, Bermuda, Great Antilles, The Bahamas and the United States of America.

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13 Hurricane Sandy Facts

  1. Hurricane Sandy formed on October 22nd, 2012 south of Jamaica and dissipated over Eastern Canada on November 2nd, 2012.
  2. The highest 1-minute sustained winds for Hurricane Sandy was 115 mph (185 km/h).
  3. The lowest pressure recorded for Hurricane Sandy was 940 mbar (hPA); 27.76 inHg.
  4. Hurricane Sandy was a category 3 hurricane that occurred during the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
  5. Hurricane Sandy was the 18th named storm during the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
  6. Hurricane Sandy caused catastrophic damage and resulted in $68.7 Billion (2012 USD) in losses.
  7. Hurricane Sandy was the most intensive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
  8. Hurricane Sandy is responsible for the deaths of at least 233 people.
  9. Hurricane Sandy caused more fatalities than any other hurricane during the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
  10. Hurricane Sandy was one of the largest Atlantic hurricanes, by diameter, with strong winds reaching out as far as 900 miles (1,400 kilometers).
  11. 24 of the 50 states in the U.S. were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
  12. Effects from Hurricane Sandy closed the New York Stock Exchange and other financial markets for 2 days. The last time weather caused the closure of financial markets was in 1888.
  13. The name Sandy was retired from the Atlantic tropical cyclones list names and was replaced with Sara.

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