Hurricane Sandy News

Climate Change Caused $8 Billion of Hurricane Sandy’s Economic Losses: Study

When Hurricane Sandy barreled over New York City and the East Coast in 2012, it caused $63 billion in damage, making it one of the costliest storms in U.S. history. Now, scientists have estimated that climate change pushed that price …

New York City Begins $1.5B Project to Protect Manhattan from Floods

New York City has embarked on a $1.45 billion resiliency project in lower Manhattan along the East River, an area devastated by flooding in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The city’s East Side Coastal Resiliency project, …

Eight Years Later, Sandy Still Costing Transit Systems Billions

Once a gleaming symbol of early 20th-century ambition and prosperity, Hoboken’s grand rail terminal now sits as a somber reminder of the daunting challenges facing mass transit in the New York region. Eight years ago Thursday, Superstorm Sandy pushed the …

Washington D.C. Plans to Confront Climate Change by Retrofitting Flood-Prone Buildings

Washington is announcing a goal of retrofitting or removing all of its flood-prone buildings by 2050, the first major U.S. city to set such a policy. The proposal is part of a broader plan to protect Washington, which is home …

NYC Mayor Proposes $10B Plan to Flood-Proof Manhattan as Climate Risk Grows

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a $10 billion plan to push out the lower Manhattan coastline as much as 500 feet, or two city blocks, to protect from flooding that’s expected to become more frequent as global temperatures …

Climate Change and Hurricanes – The Worst Is Yet to Come

How powerful would Hurricane Harvey have been in 1880? How much stronger might it be in 2100? A single Hurricane Harvey has been more than anyone can bear. But to better prepare cities for future storms, researchers are preparing to …

NYC Planners With Sandy Nightmares Say Barrier May Come Too Late

The warming Atlantic Ocean has raised the risk of another Hurricane Sandy. And still, trillions of dollars of real estate and infrastructure near the shores of New York City and northern New Jersey remain vulnerable to devastation. A storm-surge barrier …

Rising Seas May Wipe Out Jersey Towns and Millions in AAA Bonds

Few parts of the U.S. are as exposed to the threats from climate change as Ocean County, New Jersey. It was here in Seaside Heights that Hurricane Sandy flooded an oceanfront amusement park, leaving an inundated roller coaster as an …

Study Finds Northeastern U.S. Could See Increased Hurricane Activity

The Northeastern coast of the U.S. could be struck by more frequent and powerful hurricanes in the future due to shifting weather patterns, according to new research presented in a study led by Durham University in the U.K. This is …

Study Finds Climate Change Could Lead to More Hurricanes on NYC Coast

Hurricanes could start flooding New York City’s coastline as often as every 20 years due to the effects of climate change on sea-level rise and hurricane activity, scientists said on Monday. Water could surge some 9 feet (2.8 meters) in …