Hurricane Sandy Was Second-Costliest In U.S. History, Report Shows

Hurricane Sandy aftermath – NC12. Photo source: ©© NCDOTcommunications


Superstorm Sandy was the deadliest hurricane to hit the northeastern U.S. in 40 years and the second-costliest in the nation’s history…

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We Need to Retreat From the Beach, By Orrin Pilkey
As ocean waters warm, the Northeast is likely to face more Sandy-like storms. And as sea levels continue to rise, the surges of these future storms will be higher and even more deadly. We can’t stop these powerful storms. But we can reduce the deaths and damage they cause…

Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill Fails to Face Coastal Realities, By Rob Young
As part of the sorely-needed aid package to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, Congress is also considering spending billions on ill-advised and environmentally damaging beach and coastal rebuilding projects that ignore the looming threats of rising seas and intensifying storms.

Shoring Up the Nation’s Crumbling Coastlines, Science Friday