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.

Seven years after Hurricane Sandy ransacked the East Coast, this article analyses the resilience movements and nature-based solutions initiated by the disaster.
The effects of Hurricane Sandy, 2012, still linger in New York. Many believe much work is still to be done to defend the city against climate threats.
Rebuild by Design led to the development of Living Breakwaters, a collaborative project between Kate Orff's firm, SCAPE, and the Billion Oyster Project, to construct a natural oyster reef along Staten Island’s southern shoreline.
After 2012's Hurricane Sandy, residents haven't recovered yet and government funding is scarce, but the few remaining recovery networks are providing help.
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New York is investing a lot of money in flood resilience projects, but the most vulnerable communities don't see very much of it.
City Limits
Despite the devastating impact that Hurricane Sandy had on the U.S. east coast in 2012, a large number of people in New Jersey are not preparing for a future storm. This reluctance to take action impedes the ability of communities to build resilience.
Popular Science
More than six years after Superstorm Sandy, New York City’s public housing facilities are still dangerously vulnerable. Amid a financial constraints, the New York City Housing Authority has failed to implement effective emergency plans, prompting community members to launch a training program for disaster preparedness.
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Superstorm Sandy left in its wake an estimated $68 billion of damages and millions of disrupted lives. The energy, transport, communications, water, and health sectors for the New York/New Jersey metro-region were all seriously compromised. Once again

Northeastern University
Voluntary government buyouts give owners of frequently-flooded homes the option to move away from vulnerable locations, while saving government insurers the financial responsibility to rebuild time and time again. On average, for every dollar invested in climate mitigation programs, there is a six dollar return on that investment by avoiding rebuilding.
Natural Resources Defense Council
An expert shares lessons learned from successes and challenges of recovery efforts in New York City after Hurricane Sandy. As the U.S. was hit hard by hurricanes this year, this interview further highlights the importance of considering past experiences in order to better prepare for future disasters.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice