It was the biggest Atlantic Ocean storm in U.S. history, a monster that killed an estimated 285 people. It affected an estimated 50 million people from the Bahamas to Rhode Island, covering 820 miles in the U.S., from the east coast all the way to the Great Lakes.
It is hard to exhaust superlatives on this storm. With violent, remorseless efficiency, Super storm Sandy completely changed the landscape forever. The states affected took a terrible beating, as residents learned a brutal lesson: How easy it is for nature to destroy, and how difficult it is to rebuild.