Superstorm Sandy: A look back at the impact 10 years ago

Superstorm Sandy swept across the northeastern United States on October 29, 2012, devastating the coasts of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.

Sandy, both a hurricane and a superstorm, is credited with 182 deaths, including 48 in New York and 12 in New Jersey. More than 70 people have been killed in the Caribbean.

It is one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, with $36.8 billion in damage in New Jersey and $32.8 billion in New York.

Sandy became a tropical storm in the Caribbean on October 23 and struck Jamaica a day later as a Category 1 storm.

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It then quickly strengthened to a Category 3 before making landfall in Cuba as a Category 2. Moving north in the Atlantic, the storm became an extratropical cyclone before impacting Brigantine, New Jersey late on October 29.

The earlier hurricane merged with other systems into a hybrid meteorological storm that struck the country’s most populous metropolitan area.

Here’s a look at some of our Action News reports from 2012:

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