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As Hurricane Sandy — part hurricane, part fearsome nor’easter, the result of a bizarre confluence of events — batters the Eastern U.S., its damage threatens to rival the biggest storms on record in the region. As its powerful surface winds and torrential rains along with a record storm surge imperil a wide swath of the Atlantic coastline, it may also dump up to 3 feet of snow in Appalachia.
The storm has proven to be unprecedented in places like New York, coastal Connecticut, and the New Jersey shore, especially in terms of coastal flooding, from the combination of astronomical high tides and wind-driven storm surge. The storm also flooded parts of New York City, and damaged homes all the way north to Rhode Island.
Here's an archive for our coverage of Hurricane Sandy, which we'll continue to update: