10 years later, see how Superstorm Sandy changed the Northeast – National Geographic
“When Sandy hit, New York City had zero coastal protections,” says Daniel Zarrilli, special advisor for climate and sustainability at Columbia University…”I credit Sandy as that pivotal moment that not only launched billions of dollars of resilience investments across the city…It also provided the spark for a whole range of other climate policies…”
Survivors’ tales part of the art in Superstorm Sandy exhibit
The stories of people who survived Superstorm Sandy, scrawled in their own handwriting, are an integral part of a new art exhibit remembering the deadly storm and the devastation it caused seven years ago. The “Just Beachy After Sandy” exhibit at Monmouth University in New Jersey is on display through early December.
Detailed Flood Information Key to More Reliable Coastal Storm Impact Estimates
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.
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.
FEMA: Senators Call for Hearing into Fraudulent Reports Linked to Superstorm Sandy
Senators are seeking hearings regarding fraudulent reports allegedly made by insurance companies.
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.
Stormproofing The City: Where Have the Billion Allocated for Sandy Relief Been Spent?
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…
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.
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.