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Hurricane Sandy made history as the largest Atlantic hurricane on record when it made landfall near Brigantine, N.J., Oct. 29, 2012. With wind gusts in excess of 75 miles per hour and storm surge that inundated much of the New York and New Jersey coasts with water four to eight feet high, the aftermath proved even worse. Sandy killed at least 117 people in the United States, caused more than $50 billion in damage, and stranded millions of people for days in their homes without electricity, resulting from crippled public transportation systems and severe fuel shortages. This next report shows how USACE and a unique Army asset supported recovery efforts. More information at www.usace.army.mil/sandy


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This work, Hurricane Sandy Recovery - Clean, by Mary Cochran, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.28.2013

Date Posted:10.28.2013 9:22AM

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Video ID:305108

VIRIN:131028-A-ZZ438-001

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Length:00:01:41

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