Hurricane Sandy Fast Facts

David Mccue (C), looks for pieces of his beach house that was completely demolished by Superstorm Sandy on November 25, 2012, in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

(CNN)Here's a look at Hurricane Sandy, which was also called "Superstorm Sandy."

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Hurricane Sandy affected 24 states and all of the eastern seaboard. Causing an estimated $70.2 billion in damages, it was the fourth-costliest US storm behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and hurricanes Harvey and Maria in 2017, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
October 22-29, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy, as a hurricane and a post-tropical cyclone, is directly responsible for at least 147 deaths in the Northeast United States, Canada and the Caribbean, according to the National Hurricane Center. The death toll in the United States directly attributed to Sandy includes 48 in New York, 12 in New Jersey, 5 five in Connecticut, two in Pennsylvania and five in other states. In the Caribbean, Haiti (54 deaths) and Cuba (11 deaths) are the countries affected the most, and there is one death in Canada.
Records:
October 29, 2012 - Hurricane-hunter aircraft measure Sandy's central pressure at 940 millibars -- 27.76 inches - the lowest barometric reading ever recorded for an Atlantic storm to make landfall north of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The previous record holder was the 1938 "Long Island Express" Hurricane, which dropped as low as 946 millibars.
    October 29, 2012 - The surge level at Battery Park in New York tops 13.88 feet at 9:24 p.m., surpassing the old record of 10.02 feet, set by Hurricane Donna in 1960.
    October 29, 2012 - New York Harbor's surf reaches a record level when a buoy measures a 32.5-foot wave. That wave is more than seven feet taller than a 25-foot wave churned up by Hurricane Irene in 2011.
    Timeline:
    October 22, 2012 - Sandy develops into a tropical storm in the Caribbean Sea.
    October 24, 2012 - Sandy develops into a Category 1 hurricane.
    October 24, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy makes landfall near Kingston, Jamaica, with winds of 80 mph.
    October 25, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in southeastern Cuba as a Category 2 hurricane with 105 mph winds.
    October 25, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Haiti and the Bahamas.
    October 26, 2012
    - Is a Category 1 with winds of 80 mph.
    - New York, Maryland, Washington, Pennsylvania and North Carolina declare a state of emergency.
    - Maine Governor Paul R. LePage signs a limited Emergency Declaration that will allow power crews from other states and/or Canada to help Maine prepare for Sandy.
    October 27, 2012
    - The National Weather Service downgrades Sandy to a tropical storm.
    - Sandy strengthens to a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph.
    - New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts declare states of emergency.
    - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie orders residents living in the barrier islands from Sandy Hook South to Cape May to evacuate. He orders the casinos to evacuate no later than 4 p.m. on Sunday.
    - Amtrak cancels several of its runs that originate or end in East Coast stations.
    October 28, 2012
    - New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority suspends subway and commuter rail services at 7 p.m. Bus services are suspended at 9 p.m.
    - Governor Andrew Cuomo directs Army and Air National Guard members to mobilize.
    - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg orders evacuations in low-lying areas and public school closures.
    - Rhode Island declares a state of emergency.
    - President Barack Obama declares a state of emergency in Connecticut, Washington, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island.
    - The Broadway League cancels all Broadway performances for Sunday and Monday nights.
    - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey suspends all its train service at midnight until further notice.
    - Airlines cancel flights.
    - Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority suspends all services.
    October 29, 2012
    - Approaches land as a Category 2 storm.
    - The New York Stock Exchange suspends all trading operations.
    - Hurricane force winds extend 175 miles out from Sandy's eye, making it much larger than most storms of its type.
    - US Federal offices in Washington area close to the public.
    - United Nations headquarters in Manhattan closes.
    - Metro in Washington closes its transit service.
    - Close to 11 million commuters are without service.
    - West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declares a state of emergency due to snow and rain from Hurricane Sandy.
    - 6,700 National Guard are on active duty or in the process of activating to support the governors of the states affected by Hurricane Sandy.
    - Hurricane Sandy weakens to a post-tropical cyclone in the evening before making landfall along the coast of southern New Jersey.
    - At least 110 homes burn to the ground in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens, New York. The cause of the blaze is not immediately released.
    - Three reactors experience trips, or shutdowns, during the storm, according to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission statement.
    October 30, 2012
    - The New York Stock Exchange remains closed for the second consecutive day, the first time this has happened because of weather since 1888.
    - Kennedy Airport reopens for some airlines to land planes beginning at 10 p.m.
    - New York's LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International Airport remain closed due to storm damage.
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