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As New York City proceeds with the lengthy rebuilding process following Superstorm Sandy, the Administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg has released an ambitious report that calls for a series of measures to limit the impacts of climate change and help … Continue reading
The destructive forces unleashed by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 have left a number of northeastern states with challenging decisions about how best to manage the risks of increasingly frequent and severe weather events. One particularly complex issue involves policy approaches to sites that undergo repeated flooding. Continue reading
Superstorm Sandy unleashed a powerful assault on Staten Island in late October. The island’s position in New York Harbor at the Narrows — where waters from the large Lower Bay funnel into the small Upper Bay — along with the storm’s westward shift at landfall focused Sandy’s energy on its southeastern shore. Communities such as New Dorp, Midland Beach and Oakwood Beach were battered by the storm surge, which also coincided with high tide. Continue reading