USA: Hurricane Sandy 2012


In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in Cuba and swept through the East Coast of the United States, causing critical destruction.

A new analysis of the economic impacts of Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy could help improve climate resilience planning for cities anticipating severe weather events going forward.
Illinois Institute of Technology
Climate challenges disproportionately impact minority and lower-income populations. Members of those communities often can’t relocate after they're hit by such disasters.
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Sea level rise caused by carbon emissions accounted for approximately 13% ($8.1 billion) of the $62.7 billion in losses incurred from Hurricane Sandy.
Climate Central
Kimberly White Smalls needed her coastal home rebuilt, but like other Black residents of New York’s Far Rockaway neighborhood, she was moved instead.
Guardian, the (UK)
An artificial oyster reef in upper Manhattan is part of the ongoing effort to use “green” infrastructure to mitigate rising sea levels and increased flood risks.
The Counter
Seven years after Hurricane Sandy ransacked the East Coast, this article analyses the resilience movements and nature-based solutions initiated by the disaster.