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Gerritsen Beach was classified before Sandy as Zone B—not a mandatory evacuation zone, remarkably enough. Several residents told me that they’d been assured the Belt Parkway, to the south, would ameliorate the storm surge. It didn’t.

Gerritsen Beach was classified before Sandy as Zone B—not a mandatory evacuation zone, remarkably enough. Several residents told me that they’d been assured the Belt Parkway, to the south, would ameliorate the storm surge.

maps show building-by-building extent of Hurricane Sandy flooding

Modeled hurricane surge zones and actual Hurricane Sandy surge zone painted over every building in New York

Hurricane Sandy Roars Ashore, Threatening Record Surge - After days of intense preparations, East Coast residents were beginning to feel the full effects of Hurricane Sandy as it brought tropical storm force winds to NYC, along with a damaging storm surge. Officials and homeowners from Delaware to Massachusetts were anxiously awaiting Monday evening’s high tide, which will occur just as the fiercest winds and waves pound the coastline, possibly causing a record storm surge in NYC, Atlantic…

Extreme weather and climate events caused 2012 to be the second-most expensive year on record in the U.

Hudson Reporter - Using trash to keeping out storm surges UC architect designs a way to flood proof cities. For Union City resident David Sepulveda, finding a new, perhaps permanent solution to flooding due to storm surges like those in Hurricane Sandy led to he and his companions from New York Schools of Technology to become a finalists in the National Architectural Competition.

Using trash to keeping out storm surges UC architect designs a way to flood-proof cities - For Union City resident David Sepulveda finding a new perhaps permanent solution to flooding due to storm surges like those in Hurricane Sandy led to he and.

Aerial Pictures Show Hurricane Sandy’s Destruction - Hurricane Sandy was one of the most destructive storms to ever strike the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. It brought a record storm surge that flattened parts of the New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut coastlines, flooded parts of New York City, and caused an estimated 50 billion dollars in damage.

Hurricane Sandy storm waves and surge cut across the barrier island at Mantoloking, NJ, eroding a wide beach, destroying houses and roads, and depositing sand onto the island and into the back-bay.

bjarke ingels group proposes big U to protect manhattan from storm surges - designboom | architecture & design magazine

NIGHTTIME MASTERPLAN bjarke ingels group proposes big U to protect manhattan from storm surges - designboom

A full drift collection vessel continues to clear debris from the New York Harbor Nov. 2, 2012, just days after Hurricane Sandy brought heavy winds and a record-level storm surge to the region, which broke apart piers and increased the amount of dangerous hazards to navigation floating in the harbor. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick Bloodgood)

A full drift collection vessel continues to clear debris from the New York Harbor Nov. 2, 2012, just days after Hurricane Sandy brought heavy winds and a record-level storm surge to the region, which broke apart piers and increased the amount of dangerous hazards to navigation floating in the harbor. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick Bloodgood)

The South Ferry-Whitehall Subway Terminal in lower Manhattan is completely submerged underwater because of Hurricane Sandy’s record-breaking storm surge. New York City’s subway tunnels sustained its worst damage in 108 years, according to MTA chairman Joseph J. Lhota.

Subway flooding in lower Manhattan - Photos - A look back at Hurricane Sandy four years later

The South Ferry-Whitehall Subway Terminal in lower Manhattan is completely submerged underwater because of Hurricane Sandy’s record-breaking storm surge. New York City’s subway system sustained its worst damage in 108 years.

Hurricane Sandy Predicted to Bring ‘Life-Threatening’ Surge - NYTimes.com

Hurricane Sandy Predicted to Bring ‘Life-Threatening’ Surge

Hurricane Sandy Predicted to Bring ‘Life-Threatening’ Surge - NYTimes.com

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