Top News Stories: #3 Hurricane Sandy

Ron Recinto
Yahoo! News
Hurricane Sandy
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Hurricane Sandy swept through the East Coast, leaving 128 people dead and causing an estimated $71 billion in damage. The superstorm destroyed seaside amusement parks in New York and New Jersey. (Mark Lennihan/AP Photo)

Hurricane Sandy crashed into the Eastern Seaboard on Oct. 29, killing at least 128 people and leaving more than $71 billion worth of destruction in its wake.

Sandy was dubbed a superstorm as it continued its progression over the East Coast. The torrential wind and rain knocked out power to some parts of New York City, leaving homes and businesses in the dark for days and blacking out half the nighttime skyline of Manhattan.