Superstorm Sandy also known as Hurricane Sandy or Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy was a massive storm that damaged many places. It damaged Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, DR and the Bahamas as well as U.S Mid-Atlantic Northeastern states. This happened in late October 2012.
Sandy began as a tropical wave in the warm ocean waters of the central part of the tropical North Atlantic on October 19. The system traveled west into the Caribbean sea during the next few days and was classified as a tropical depression by the NHC (National Hurricane Center) on October 22 while in the waters south of Jamaica. As it went northward, the depression grew into a tropical storm and the NHC named it Sandy.
On October 24, with sustained 80 mile (about 130 km) per hour winds, Sandy became a category 1 hurricane in the waters just south of Jamaica. After its maximum sustained winds increased to more than 90 miles (144 km) per hour during the late evening, NHC officials reclassified the storm as a category 2 hurricane. Shortly after midnight on October 25, Sandy’s winds rose to 110 miles (177 km) per hour, and by dawn the eye had passed over eastern Jamaica and eastern Cuba.
Between October 25 and October 28, Sandy continued northward but declined in intensity, and it was reclassified as a category 1 hurricane and later as a tropical storm; after passing over The Bahamas and paralleling the coastline of the southeastern United States, the storm had again grown into a category 1 hurricane. On October 29 the storm curved westward toward the Mid-Atlantic states, and by 8:00 PM it made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey, with maximum sustained winds of 80 miles (about 129 km) per hour.