Hurricane Sandy, a rare, late season storm, is already having a significant economic impact and is poised to be one for the record books in both meteorological and economic terms.
The exact amount of economic impact Sandy will have cannot be finalized until well after the event; however, this storm has the potential to be larger than Hurricane Irene, which had an estimated $10-$15 billion impact last year and was in the "Top 10" most costly hurricanes.
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When everything gets tallied up, Sandy is estimated to have an influence over one-third of the population of the U.S.
For the hardest hit areas, the economic impact will be driven by insurance losses and lost productivity due to people staying home.