-It was the deadliest U.S. cyclone outside of the southern states since Agnes in 1972.
-New York, at 48, had the most direct deaths recorded. New Jersey was second with 12 deaths.
-Causing an estimated $50 billion in damage, Sandy was the second-costliest cyclone to hit the United States since 1900 (unadjusted for inflation). Katrina was costliest.
-It actually made landfall in Brigantine, not inland of Atlantic City as originally stated.
-The extent of "catastrophic damage" along the shore was unprecedented in New Jersey history.
-It was freakish in size. At its peak, Sandy was 870 nautical miles, or about 1,000 miles wide.
-Atlantic City recorded the lowest sea-level pressure pressure ever in the United States north of North Carolina, (although there's some dispute the 1938 Great New England hurricane might have been slightly lower)
-Sandy caused water levels to rise along the entire east coast of the United States from Florida northward to Maine. The highest storm surges and greatest inundation on land occurred in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. (In some areas in New Jersey, the surge reached 9 feet).
-The widespread snow was "exceptionally rare" for a tropical cyclone. One area of West Virgina saw 36 inches of snow.
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