Web edition: November 26, 2012
Two nights before Halloween, as kids were putting the finishing touches on their costumes, an immense hurricane called Sandy crashed into New Jersey. It came ashore near Atlantic City. The storm, which had already killed 69 people as it powered through the Caribbean Sea, pummeled nearly one-third of the eastern United States. It caused tens of billions of dollars worth of damage and killed more than 100 additional people. A number of unusual conditions contributed to Sandy becoming so destructive.
A. Witze. How the Frankenstorm came to life. Science News Online, October 31, 2012. [Go to]