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Disasters in Connecticut

Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy


"Hurricane Sandy was the 18th named tropical cyclone of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season (June 1 - November 30). Sandy formed in the central Caribbean on October 22, 2012 and intensified into a hurricane as it tracked north across Jamaica, eastern Cuba and the Bahamas. Sandy moved northeast of the United States until turning west toward the middle Atlantic coast on the 28th. Sandy transitioned into a post-tropical cyclone just prior to making landfall near Atlantic City, NJ on the evening of Ocotber 29, 2012."

Research Tips:

When doing keyword searches, also try:

  • Superstorm Sandy ; Super Storm Sandy (Superstorm appears to be used more often).
  • Storm Surge (limit with additional terms)
  • Post-tropical cyclone (status when Sandy hit Connecticut).


These are only a few examples.


These are a few examples.

Government Publications


U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Including sub-agencies - for example the National Weather Service (NWS), or Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS).

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

News Coverage


Search our subscription databases for newspaper articles. More information on our research guide.

Selected Articles

Just a few examples.

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