Hurricane Sandy flooded towns and cities along the East Coast and caused massive power outages, leaving observers wondering where the devastating storm will fit among the nation’s costliest hurricanes. Here’s a look at the 10 costliest hurricanes as reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Numbers were not adjusted for inflation.
Hurricane SandyA view looking west on Canal Street after Hurricane Sandy left lower Manhattan without power in New York. The storm pounded the northeastern United States. There are reports that damages from Sandy may cost at least $20 billion.Justin Lane/European Pressphoto Agency
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