Post Sandy: The Jersey Shore’s Susceptibility to Major Storms

Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, NJ. Aerial pictures of New Jersey’s coast, after superstorm Sandy devastated the area. Photo courtesy of: © Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) / WCU


Before Superstorm Sandy made landfall on the Jersey coast on Oct. 29, 2012, few realized the intensity of the storm that headed in their direction.

Could the inflicted damage to the coastline have been avoided with advance preparation? …

Original Article, Our Amazing Planet

We Need to Retreat From the Beach, by Orrin H. 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… An Op Ed by Orrin H. Pilkey.

Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill Fails to Face Coastal Realities, by Robert S. Young,

Americans Back Preparation for Extreme Weather and Sea Level Rise, Standford University / Woods Institute For The Environment