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.

When Superstorm Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012, it pushed 13 feet of storm surge into New York City’s harbor, sweeping across the Brooklyn and Queens waterfronts and wiping entire neighborhoods off the map in Staten Island.
Grist Magazine
Hurricane Sandy hit New York city in October 2012, killing more than 40 people and causing $19 billion in damage. In this Q&A series , Columbia University researchers asked people who occupied important public positions to look back, and forward.
Columbia climate school
Hurricane Sandy aftermath
Based on a decade of data from Hurricane Sandy, two New York City planners explore the inequities of disaster mitigation and recovery — and what needs to change to prevent climate gentrification.
American Planning Association
Hurricane Sandy aftermath
New research from a longitudinal study shows children who were exposed to the disaster in the womb have higher rates of developmental psychopathology in a sex-specific manner.
City University of New York
The research team ran an large-area surveys of firms affected by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Harvey and found that for every dollar spent on resilience, firms avoided an average of $4.57 in business interruption losses.
Ohio State University
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.
Hill, the
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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.
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