Superstorm Sandy's extremes, by the numbers

The twisted remains of a Hudson River marina are seen across from New York City as a result of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Hoboken, NJ. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

October 31, 2012 3:06:04 AM PDT
Hurricane Sandy, after killing at least 69 people in the Caribbean, streamed northward, merged with two wintry weather systems and socked the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes with wind, waves, rain and snow. Some figures associated with Sandy's rampage through the U.S., as of Tuesday evening:

-- Maximum size of storm: 1,000 miles across
-- Highest storm surge: 13.88 feet, at New York
-- Number of states seeing intense effects of the storm: At least 17
-- Deaths: At least 51
-- Damage: Estimated property losses at $20 billion, ranking the storm among the most expensive U.S. disasters
-- Top wind gust on land in the U.S.: 140 mph, at Mount Washington, N.H.
-- Power outages at peak: More than 8.5 million
-- Canceled airline flights: More than 18,100
-- Most rainfall: 12.55 inches, at Easton, Md.
-- Most snow: 28 inches, at Redhouse, Md.
-- Evacuation zone: Included communities in more than 400 miles of coastline from Ocean City, Md., to Dartmouth, Mass.


Eyewitness News reporter Samica Knight is on the east coast this week, covering all aspects of the storm. Watch for her reports and follow her on Facebook for updates from the field.

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