In October 2012 a huge section of the northeastern seaboard from the Carolinas to southern New England was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, which had already left a trail of destruction in parts of the Caribbean. With wind speeds of 74mph and 13ft storm surges, it caused 125 deaths and $62 billion worth of damage in the USA, much of it to the coastal areas of New Jersey and New York. At the height of the storm, more than 7.5 million people lost their electricity, and in some cases it took weeks to restore. The devastation is still evident in many of these areas, which will take years to recover completely.

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