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  Adar 2, 5773 , 12/02/13

Report: Superstorm Sandy 2nd Costliest in U.S. History

A report released Tuesday reveals that Superstorm Sandy, which the northeastern U.S. is still recovering from, was the deadliest hurricane to hit the region in 40 years and the second-costliest in the nation's history. 

The National Hurricane Center report said the storm directly led to 72 deaths and indirectly caused another 87 from causes such as hypothermia due to power outages, carbon monoxide poisoning and accidents during cleanup efforts.

The report estimated that Sandy caused around $50 billion in damage. The only U.S. hurricane which caused more damage was 2005's Hurricane Katrina, which caused $108 billion in damage.

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