Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast on Oct. 28 with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour after devastating the Caribbean. At least 69 people were killed in the island nations when Sandy tore through Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico. In the United States, the powerful storm caused massive flooding, left millions without power, and is blamed for more than 50 deaths. The storm was one of the largest to hit the region in decades.
Pictured: A NOAA satellite image taken Oct. 31 showed Hurricane Sandy over much of the eastern United States with areas of rain over the Ohio Valley. Showers and thunderstorms were seen over far northern New England. Snow and cloudy conditions continued over the central Appalachians.