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Rain, Storm Surge Combine to Put Coasts at Risk

Many more coastal residents are at threat from the meteorological double whammy of freshwater flooding and storm surge, (compound flooding events) which a new study finds is a serious threat for large stretches of U.S. coast, where more than half of the country’s population lives in densely populated areas and where development has been steadily rising in recent decades.

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Detailed Flood Information Key to More Reliable Coastal Storm Impact Estimates

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A new study that looked in part at how damage estimates evolve following a storm puts the total amount of building damage caused by Hurricane Sandy for all evaluated counties in New York at $23 billion. Estimates of damage by county ranged from $380 million to $5.9 billion.

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Sea-Level Rise Poses Hard Choice for Two Neighborhoods: Rebuild or Retreat?

New York’s status as a global hub of finance, media, and culture means that both moves are happening under a microscope. The waterfront is becoming a tale of two cities: one where it’s become too dangerous to remain, and another deemed impossible—or perhaps too valuable—to abandon.

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FEMA: Senators Call for Hearing into Fraudulent Reports Linked to Superstorm Sandy

Senators are seeking hearings regarding fraudulent reports allegedly made by insurance companies.

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High, Wide Sand Dunes Worked During Hurricane Sandy, Report Finds

A study by a leading coastal science center lends new support to New Jersey’s efforts to build protective sand dunes along its 127-mile coast.

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Stormproofing The City: Where Have the Billion Allocated for Sandy Relief Been Spent?

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After hurricane Sandy hit, Congress granted federal agencies a total of $48b for disaster recovery. Two years later, much of it still hasn’t been spent…

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Two Years After Hurricane Sandy : Fortifying New York – How Well Armored Are We For The Next Superstorm?

New York City officials expect sea levels to rise by more than 2.5 feet over the next four decades, an increase that — if not properly addressed now — could put 800,000 people’s homes underwater in the event of another storm.

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Two Years On: Sandy Storm Inspires More Climate Research

This Wednesday marks the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, shocking photos showed the huge extent of the destruction caused by the storm. Sandy has spurred an unprecedented amount of research, attempting to tackle the questions about what role climate change might have played in producing or worsening the storm.

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Hurricane Sandy ‘s Silver Lining, A National Geographic Video

A breach torn through New York’s Fire Island by Hurricane Sandy is bringing new life in to a long-polluted ecosystem. A National Geographic video.

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