Hurricane Sandy ‘s Silver Lining, A National Geographic Video

Fire island, NY. Aerial pictures of Fire island, after superstorm Sandy devastated the area. Photograph courtesy of: © Rob Young and Andy Coburn, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines / Western Carolina University

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

Two years ago, Hurricane Sandy ripped three holes through the barrier islands off Long Island’s southern coast. The Army Corps of Engineers quickly filled two. Though some flood-fearfull homeowners demanded that the third inlet be immediately closed, others noticed something miraculous occurring…

WATCH: A National Geographic Video: “Does Hurricane Sandy Have a Silver Lining” (October 2013)

Open Letter From The Community Of Coastal Scientists Regarding The Benefits Of Inlets Opened During Coastal Storms, By Robert S. Young, Phd, PG (03-21-2013)

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