Late October 2012 – Rhode Island’s coastline is walloped by a massive and destructive storm. While not even a direct hit, the storm caused significant damage and left tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders in the dark for days.

In this 12 on 12 Digital Original, Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo gives you a look back at the impacts of Superstorm Sandy, as well as a look ahead at whether Rhode Island is now better prepared to handle a storm of that caliber.

Plus – Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca breaks down what made Sandy so significant, Target 12 Investigator Sarah Guernelli shows you how the state’s power grid has changed since then, and a team of WPRI 12 reporters walks you through the aftermath of the storm 10 years ago.

In this 12 on 12: A look back at Superstorm Sandy | A conversation with Tony | Photo Gallery | 12 News Reports from 2012 | RI’s power grid

Watch: Superstorm Sandy – 10 Years Later

Why was Sandy so significant? A conversation with Tony

T.J. chats with Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca about the size and scope of Sandy, why the storm had such an impact on our coast, and what we learned from it.

Photo Gallery: Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy: 12 News Reports

We had a team of reporters out covering the storm’s impacts in different parts of the state. Here’s a look back at some of our coverage.

How a business saw opportunity in Sandy’s debris

How Sandy spurred changes to RI’s power grid


Reporter/Editor – T.J. Del Santo, Sarah Guernelli
Executive Producers – Shaun Towne
Graphic Designer – Matthew Buteau
Special Thanks – Tony Petrarca, Gary Azera, Jen Quinn, Lee Dooley, Susan Tracy-Durant, Karen Rezendes

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