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Sandy Slaps Outer Banks As She Goes By

The ocean flooded neighborhoods, covered N.C. 12 and felled a pier along the Outer Banks as Hurricane Sandy went by. Hatteras Island is once again cut off from the rest of the world.

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Wild Is The Wind

This week’s storm showed American crisis management at its best, yet raised questions about long-term planning.

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Post Sandy: Aerial Images of VA, MD, DE and NJ (south of Atlantic City)

Aerial pictures of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey (south of Atlantic City) after superstorm Sandy devastated the areas, by PSDS / WCU.

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Post Sandy: Aerial Images of North Carolina’ s coast

Aerial pictures of North Carolina’ s coast, after superstorm Sandy devastated the area. A PSDS / WCU photo gallery.

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Sandy And Caribbean Devastation

Hurricane Sandy’s toll in the Caribbean amounts to at least 69 dead, thousands homeless and few funds available to rebuild. The majority of deaths and the most extensive damage fell upon Haiti, already devastated by the 2010 earthquake.

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Sandy Reminds Us of Coastal Hazards, by Robert Young

Hurricane Sandy will almost certainly join the pantheon of “costliest storms in history.”The impacts of the storm have been felt as far inland as Toronto, Ontario and coastal erosion and flooding affected beaches from South Carolina to southern Massachusetts. There has been massive damage to significant segments of the New Jersey and New York coastal infrastructure.

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Is Sandy a Taste of Things to Come?

We should not be surprised. The melting of Arctic ice, rising sea levels, the warming atmosphere and changes to weather patterns are a potent combination likely to produce storms and tidal surges of unprecedented intensity, according to many experts.

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NYT Called Out City’s Flood-Protection Problems in September

With a 520-mile-long coast lined largely by teeming roads and fragile infrastructure, scientists have warned for years that the city is at risk due to rising sea levels. Is Sandy a taste of things to come?

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Hurricane Sandy’s Storm Surge Wreaks Havoc As Its Energy And Trajectory Stun Experts

Even with a week to watch and model the projected outcomes of the hurricane dubbed Sandy, which joined two other wintery weather systems to become the hybrid super-storm now squatting over central Pennsylvania, the historic event has meteorologists stunned byt its sheer size, strength and behavior.

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