On Monday, October 29, Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, began making her approach toward the Atlantic coast. Colliding with a massive cold front, Sandy spawned a "superstorm," making landfall five miles southwest of Atlantic City, New Jersey around 8:00 pm. Torrential downpours, devastating winds, and destructive storm surges wreaked havoc on the Atlantic coast with effects spreading as far inland as Wisconsin and Illinois. Power outages are estimated at 8.2 million across 20 states.
Hoping to be well-prepared and restore power quickly, electric utilities began contacting Osmose on October 23, requesting storm support teams. The first Osmose crews were onsite Friday, October 26. In total, Osmose mobilized hundreds of personnel to support restoration efforts for 10 customers in eight states.