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It's Official: Sandy Was No Hurricane

The National Weather Service designation affects deductibles on insurance claims and could save property owners money.

 

The National Weather Service has determined that the massive coastal storm that buried Ocean City under record floods on Oct. 29 was not a hurricane when it made landfall near the island.

Staff writer Richard Degener reports in The Press of Atlantic City that meteorologists have determined that Category 1 Hurricane Sandy was a "post-tropical cyclone" by the time it reached the New Jersey coastline. The designation has an important impact on how insurance companies process claims for storm damage.

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Read "Sandy's classification as 'post-tropical cyclone' saving homeowners thousands on hurricane deductibles ."
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The storm caused $438 million in damage to public and private property in Ocean City, according to a preliminary estimate by the city.

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