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<!--Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic tropical system on record, is a late-season tropical cyclone that has affected Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the eastern seaboard of the United States, and is currently affecting the area south of the Great Lakes Region of the United States, and Eastern Canada. The 18th tropical cyclone, 18th named storm, and 10th hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, Sandy developed from an elongated tropical wave in the western Caribbean Sea on October 22. It became a tropical depression, quickly strengthened, and was upgraded to a tropical storm six hours later. Sandy moved slowly northward toward the Greater Antilles and gradually strengthened. - Source: Wikipedia
The White House on Wednesday blamed a surprising economic decline in the fourth quarter of 2012 on the uncertainty of the 'fiscal cliff' feud with Congress and the effects of Superstorm Sandy.
Millions of Americans piled their families into cars, hopped on buses and waited out delays at airports Wednesday as they set off on Thanksgiving treks that many said required financial sacrifice, help from relatives to come up with airfare and hours searching online for deals.
Superstorm Sandy, which darkened Broadway for four days, predictably ravaged the box offices around Times Square, with shows losing more than $8.5 million.
Eileen James sits by the window when the sun is out, wears gloves to bed and hasn't had a hot meal in a week.
Parts of two nuclear power plants were shut down late Monday and early Tuesday, while another plant — the nation's oldest — was put on alert after waters from Superstorm Sandy rose 6 feet above sea level.