Deadliest Natural Disasters of All Time That Shook The World

2012 Hurricane Sandy

2012 Hurricane Sandy

Unofficially referred to as ‘Superstorm Sandy’, it was the cataclysmic hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. This may sound trite, but Hurricane Sandy blew away nearly $70.2 billion worth of property and infrastructure, killed around 233 people, ruined 650,000 homes, and left around 8.5 million people without power.

At the end of October 2012, Sandy began as a tropical storm in the Caribbean Sea, raging as a category 1 hurricane with winds of 80 mph. It hit Jamaica, followed by a category 2 hurricane with 105 mph winds. The hurricane further spread its catastrophe across eight countries from the Caribbean sea. It is the second-costliest hurricane to have hit the United States since 1900, after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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