Hurricane Sandy, 2012

Unfathomably large 2012 Atlantic storm; the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history, and the largest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic—spanning over 1,100 miles from tip to tip. Sandy began on October 22 as a tropical storm in the western Caribbean, and strengthened to a hurricane two days later before battering Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas. Throughout its Caribbean journey, Sandy fluctuated in intensity from a tropical storm to a cate...