Category Archives: Sandy Storm

Hurricane Sandy Damage Amplified By Breakneck Development Of Coast

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Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, New Jersey. 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

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Authorities in New York and New Jersey simply allowed heavy development of at-risk coastal areas to continue largely unabated in recent decades, even as the potential for a massive storm surge in the region became increasingly clear.

Pell-mell, decades-long rush to throw up housing and businesses along fragile and vulnerable coastlines trumped commonsense concerns about the wisdom of placing hundreds of thousands of closely huddled people in the path of potential cataclysms…

Read Full Article, The Huffington Post

Climate Adaptation, a Blog by Michael Cote

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“Distant Mist”. Photo source: ©© Stuckincustoms

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“Leaders in New York and New Jersey have been warned for years, after all, that their highly developed coastal areas were vulnerable to rising seas. And despite the bold talk of massive infrastructure improvements in the direct aftermath of the storm called Sandy, Cote wonders if the nation’s famously short memory will prove a barrier now.

“Politicians, they are short-term thinkers,” Cote said. “They think in the short-term needs of the public, and there’s not much visionary thinking.”

Cote’s Blog Page, climateadaptation.tumblr

Hurricane Sandy Challenges Short-Term Thinking On Nation’s Coasts, The Huffington Post

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Superstorm Sandy: Interactive Before And After Images

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Mantoloking, New Jersey. 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

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Interactive images to see parts of the New Jersey coastline before and after the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

WIEW a ABC News Interactive Imagery

Read Full Article, ABC News Australia

Post Sandy: Most Recent Aerial Images of New Jersey and New York Shoreline

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Mantoloking, New Jersey. 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

Captions By Andy Coburn, Associate Director, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines / Western Carolina University,

“Based on a cursory examination, the hardest hit area (in terms of property damage from storm surge) is the New Jersey shoreline between Seaside Park and Mantoloking.

Other areas, including the southern-facing beaches of western New York, also sustained significant property damage. Although the damage is unprecedented for this area, it is consistent with what we would expect from a Category 1 Hurricane creating a 10-12 foot storm surge (we’ll know more details about this in the coming weeks).

There are a number of things we hope to do with these images including ascertain if beach nourishment/dune reconstruction projects had any influence on the degree and extent of property damage.”

Questions, comments, problems, requests and permission to reproduce images should be directed to Andrew S. Coburn

View Most Recent: Post Sandy: Aerial Images of New Jersey and NY Shoreline, PSDS Photos Gallery

View More: Post Sandy: Aerial Images of VA, MD, DE and NJ (South of Atlantic City), PSDS Photos Gallery, Picassa Web

Atlantic City to Cape May and DE Bay shore, PSDS Photos Gallery, Picassa Web

Ocean City MD to Parramore Island VA, PSDS Photos Gallery, Picassa Web

VA Cedar Island and Parramore Island, PSDS Photos Gallery, Picassa Web

Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS), Western Carolina University

What’s Next After Superstorm Sandy?

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Swirl abstract. Photo source: ©© Irargerich

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Superstorm Sandy has taken a tragic toll on the residents of the mid-Atlantic’s barrier islands. All along the coast, hundreds of homes were lost, and thousands of people still have no power after Sandy wreaked havoc. The impact is not unlike many other destructive recent storms in the United States, such as Ivan, Katrina and Ike.

So what can be done?…

Read Full Article, CNN

Sandy Reminds Us of Coastal Hazards, by Robert Young


BE THE CHANGE:

Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative.

Waves For Water
Waves for Water has coordinated a full-fledged Hurricane Relief Initiative in response to Super Storm Sandy that has absolutely decimated the North Eastern seaboard.

American Red Cross
The Red Cross is providing shelter, clothes, supplies, food and blood, as needed, for the victims of Sandy.

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is providing meals and shelter.

Humane Society
Many pet owners were able to take their pets with them, but for those who were not, the Humane Society’s Animal Rescue Team is assembling staff and equipment to help rescue pets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

American Humane Association
The association is helping animals that may need rescue or shelter.

Habitat For Humanity
Habitat, an international organization, helps those in need rebuild their homes after disaster strikes.

Community Foodbank Of New Jersey
This group coordinates efforts with the state’s Office of Emergency Management, as well as with state and local nonprofit organizations.

Feeding America
The organization will deliver food, water and supplies to communities in need through its network of food banks and the agencies they serve.

Americares
This group provides emergency medicine and supplies. Donations are accepted on its accepts donations on its website.

New York Cares
This local NYC program is “the city’s largest volunteer organization, running volunteer programs for 1,300 nonprofits, city agencies and public schools.” It is recruiting volunteers to help with Sandy relief efforts, and is also raising money.

Direct Relief International
The organization provides medicine and supplies to partner health centers and clinics.

NYC Mayor’s Fund
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City charity supports “impactful public programs serving some of the City’s greatest needs.”

Sandy’s Storm Surge Mapped – Before It Hit

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Photo source: ©© Irargerich

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In June, geologists at the College of Staten Island, developed a model showing how New York’s geography would amplify a storm surge in the event of a large storm, spelling trouble for low-lying urban areas.

There are several lessons to be learned from their model, and the experience of Sandy, Fritz told OurAmazingPlanet. First, “we need to protect the dunes and marshes that we still have,” he said. The hardest hit area of the island used to be a marsh, he added…

Read Full Article, OurAmazingPlanet

Sandy-Battered NYC, NJ Prepare for New Storm

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Liberty State Park flooding. Photo source: ©© Wck

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Residents of New York and New Jersey who were flooded out by Superstorm Sandy waited with dread Wednesday and heard warnings to evacuate for the second time in two weeks as another, weaker storm spun toward them and threatened to inundate their homes again or simply leave them shivering in the dark for even longer…

Read Full Article, AP / ABC News


BE THE CHANGE:

Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative.

Waves For WaterHurricane Sandy Relief Initiative Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative.
Waves for Water has coordinated a full-fledged Hurricane Relief Initiative in response to Super Storm Sandy that has absolutely decimated the North Eastern seaboard.

American Red Cross
The Red Cross is providing shelter, clothes, supplies, food and blood, as needed, for the victims of Sandy.

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is providing meals and shelter.

Humane Society
Many pet owners were able to take their pets with them, but for those who were not, the Humane Society’s Animal Rescue Team is assembling staff and equipment to help rescue pets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

American Humane Association
The association is helping animals that may need rescue or shelter.

Habitat For Humanity
Habitat, an international organization, helps those in need rebuild their homes after disaster strikes.

Community Foodbank Of New Jersey
This group coordinates efforts with the state’s Office of Emergency Management, as well as with state and local nonprofit organizations.

Feeding America
The organization will deliver food, water and supplies to communities in need through its network of food banks and the agencies they serve.

Americares
This group provides emergency medicine and supplies. Donations are accepted on its accepts donations on its website.

New York Cares
This local NYC program is “the city’s largest volunteer organization, running volunteer programs for 1,300 nonprofits, city agencies and public schools.” It is recruiting volunteers to help with Sandy relief efforts, and is also raising money.

Direct Relief International
The organization provides medicine and supplies to partner health centers and clinics.

NYC Mayor’s Fund
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City charity supports “impactful public programs serving some of the City’s greatest needs.”

Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiatives

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Photo source: © SAF

Join us in helping those who suffered the terrible impacts of Hurricane Sandy.

Following is a number of groups working to do so, nationally and internationally.

Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiatives:

Waves For WaterHurricane Sandy Relief Initiative Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative.
Waves for Water has coordinated a full-fledged Hurricane Relief Initiative in response to Super Storm Sandy that has absolutely decimated the North Eastern seaboard.

American Red Cross
The Red Cross is providing shelter, clothes, supplies, food and blood, as needed, for the victims of Sandy.

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is providing meals and shelter.

Humane Society
Many pet owners were able to take their pets with them, but for those who were not, the Humane Society’s Animal Rescue Team is assembling staff and equipment to help rescue pets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

American Humane Association
The association is helping animals that may need rescue or shelter.

Habitat For Humanity
Habitat, an international organization, helps those in need rebuild their homes after disaster strikes.

Community Foodbank Of New Jersey
This group coordinates efforts with the state’s Office of Emergency Management, as well as with state and local nonprofit organizations.

Feeding America
The organization will deliver food, water and supplies to communities in need through its network of food banks and the agencies they serve.

Americares
This group provides emergency medicine and supplies. Donations are accepted on its accepts donations on its website.

New York Cares
This local NYC program is “the city’s largest volunteer organization, running volunteer programs for 1,300 nonprofits, city agencies and public schools.” It is recruiting volunteers to help with Sandy relief efforts, and is also raising money.

Direct Relief International
The organization provides medicine and supplies to partner health centers and clinics.

NYC Mayor’s Fund
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City charity supports “impactful public programs serving some of the City’s greatest needs.”

New Storm Could Brewing Could Threaten Sandy-Damaged Beaches

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Photo source: National Park Service / USGS

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With coastal communities in New York and New Jersey still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, the last thing the area needs is another storm. But that’s exactly what it might get.

A nor’easter is predicted to potentially hit the East Coast next Wednesday (Nov. 7), and beach erosion experts are concerned about further damage to shorelines devastated by Sandy…

Read Full Article, OurAmazingPlanet

Nor’easter threatens weather-weary East Coast, AP / Boston.com
A nor’easter taking shape Monday in the Gulf of Mexico was expected to begin its march up the coast, eventually passing within 50 to 100 miles of the wounded New Jersey coastline on Wednesday. The storm was expected to bring winds of up to 55 mph, coastal flooding, up to 2 inches of rain along the shore, and several inches of snow to Pennsylvania and New York.