The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast, merged with other weather fronts and then churned west as far as Illinois, killing dozens of people in its wake.
Bigger than the state of Texas at its height, the superstorm flooded coastal communities and launched snowstorms that dumped nearly 3 feet of snow on Appalachian states.
It shut down Wall Street and the federal government, canceled flights worldwide, closed schools, paused early voting and presidential campaigns, and could not be avoided on television and social media.
By the numbers
As the cleanup begins, estimate for the final bill: $20 billion
Highest storm surge: 14.6 feet at Bergen Point, N.J.
Number of states seeing intense effects of the storm: At least 17
Top wind gust on land in the U.S.: 90 mph – Islip, N.Y., and Robbins Reef, N.J.
Power outages at peak: More than 8.5 million
Canceled airline flights: More than 19,000
Most rainfall: 12.55 inches, at Easton, Md.
Most snow: 34 inches at Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Evacuation zone: Included communities in more than 400 miles of coastline from Ocean City, Md., to Dartmouth, Mass.
Sources: National Weather Service, FlightAware, Weather Underground, Associated Press