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Superstorm Sandy's extremes, by the numbers


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 55

— 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: 29 inches, at Redhouse, Md.

— Evacuation zone: Included communities in more than 400 miles of coastline from Ocean City, Md., to Dartmouth, Mass.

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Sources: National Weather Service, FlightAware, AP reporting


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