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.

We passed a flood-prevention ordinance that says, for future buildings, they have to be built with all of the utilities raised up — with the mechanicals for the elevators, for example, all raised up, so that those buildings in the future will be much more resilient...
Public Radio International
This report explores government and industry sector views on systemic supply chain risks and building a resilience framework to manage them.
World Economic Forum Accenture
This report evaluates local and federal plans for strengthening community resiliency post-Sandy and offers guidance on post-disaster rebuilding and building in anticipation of future disasters in a way that helps preserve the environment, boost economic prosperity, and foster a high quality of life. It contains a comprehensive, practical set of 23 recommendations focused on four areas: (i) land use and development; (ii) infrastructure, technology and capacity; (iii) finance, investment and insurance; and (iv) leadership and governance.
Urban Land Institute, the
A comprehensive plan that contains actionable recommendations both for rebuilding the communities impacted by Sandy and increasing the resilience of infrastructure and buildings citywide.
City of New York
' It is difficult to make hard decisions in the middle of disaster recovery. We need to develop these plans in advance, at a national level, and have them ready to implement after the next big storm,' writes Rob Young in his opinion piece on Yale University's Environment 360 website...
Yale University
'As we continue working to help families recover from Hurricane Sandy, we're also working to make New York climate-ready so we can protect our most vulnerable communities and strengthen our economic future for generations to come,' New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said...
Thomson Reuters Foundation,
'Our weather patterns are in fact changing,' Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy told reporters on Monday. 'We're seeing more severe weather occurrences, closer together and we need to prepare for that. We need to do everything we can to help our citizenry prepare for that'...
Thomson Reuters Foundation,
This month sees the one year-anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, perhaps the largest Atlantic storm ever, writes Bas Jonkman, professor of hydraulic engineering at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. The unfortunate truth is that existing flood protection in most countries is simply not fit for purpose. A final part of this new agenda must be better distribution of roles and responsibilities between governments and the private sector, especially given the innovation and large sums of money that will be needed...
Thomson Reuters Foundation,
The voluntary buyback program spearheaded by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo would replace storm-ravaged neighborhoods with open land that could bear the brunt of future storms, and most residents are accepting the state's offer to pay full, pre-storm price and moving on...
Thomson Reuters Foundation,

This report provides FEMA’s recommendations for the development of a national strategy for reducing costs, loss of life, and injuries associated with extreme disaster events in vulnerable areas of the United States. It presents the development of a

Federal Emergency Management Agency