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Sandy's classification as 'post-tropical cyclone' saving homeowners thousands on hurricane deductibles

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Michael Ein

The National Weather Service downgraded Sandy's status before it hit the New Jersey coast because it lost hurricane characteristics after hitting cooler ocean waters and mixing with a separate northeast storm. Here, North Michigan Avenue in Atlantic City is flooded as the storm was hitting on Oct. 29.

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Sandy marched up the coast every bit a hurricane, but a last-minute decision to classify the storm as a “post-tropical cyclone” as it made landfall is saving homeowners thousands of dollars in insurance deductibles.

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Michael Ein

The National Weather Service downgraded Sandy's status before it hit the New Jersey coast because it lost hurricane characteristics after hitting cooler ocean waters and mixing with a separate northeast storm. Here, North Michigan Avenue in Atlantic City is flooded as the storm was hitting on Oct. 29.