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Sandy's path of destruction


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UD computer research specialist Matt Shatley digitally stitched together 800 images taken by GOES, the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, from Oct. 20–31, 2012, to produce a computer animation showing the explosive development of Hurricane Sandy and the superstorm's unusual track. The animation was broadcast by media around the globe.



Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. It ranks as the second-costliest hurricane to hit the U.S. since 1900, the year when such reporting began.