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 battered New Jersey and devastated its shore regions Oct. 29 was not a hurricane when it made landfall in the state.
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.
Patch has asked Mayor James Barberio and his administration for information on what the storm cost Parsippany, but he so far has not made any comment.