NEW YORK (WABC) -- On October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy slammed ashore in New Jersey and slowly marched inland, devastating coastal communities and causing widespread power outages.
The storm and its aftermath were blamed for at least 182 deaths in the U.S., and lives across the Tri-State area were forever changed.
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Sandy remains the costliest natural disaster to hit the New York area.
The storm was blamed for at least 48 deaths in New York and 12 in New Jersey -- and more than $71 billion in damage in this country alone.
Nine years later, parts of our area are still recovering, and there are images that will always stay with us.
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Night Before Sandy: October 28, 2012 news coverage
More lasting images:
Additionally, the Eyewitness News team reflected on the disaster and our coverage on the 5-year anniversary in 2017.
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