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Hurricane Sandy

October 29, 2012

On October 29, 2012, Sandy came ashore near Brigantine, New Jersey, a post-tropical cyclone of tremendous size driving a catastrophic storm surge into the New Jersey and New York coastlines. Sandy was an extraordinarily large hurricane, its size growing considerably from the time it reached the Bahamas until its final landfall. The storm 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 the states of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, especially in and around the New York City metropolitan area. In many of these locations the surge was accompanied by powerful damaging waves. This movie shows GOES East infrared and visible imagery from October 20 through November 1, 2012.