Hurricane Sandy
Category 5 major hurricane (SSHS)
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Sandy nearing landfall as a Category 3 hurricane
Formed October 2
Dissipated October 31(extratropical after October 28)
Highest winds 1-minute sustained:
190 mph (305 km/h)
Lowest pressure 880 mbar (hPa); 25.99 inHg
(record low in Atlantic)
Fatalities 1,533
Damage $65.7 billion (2012 USD)
Areas affected Jamaica, Cuba, US East Coast
Part of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season
Hurricane Sandy was the strongest storm