Health & Environment / Local News

Two Years After Sandy, Is New York More Climate Safe?

High-Risk Neighborhoods of Red Hook, Lower East Side Are Focus of Live Coverage, Climate Crowdsourcing

Photo courtesy of David Shankbone.

Photo courtesy of David Shankbone.

By David Gershgorn, Eric Levitz, Derek Scancarelli and Marguerite Ward
Gotham Gazette, Sep 30, 2014

#AreYouClimateSafe 

Streets and buildings flooded, power out, trains down, lives disrupted and taken. No, we’re not talking about the effects of Superstorm Sandy two years ago. We’re talking about New York’s future, with the kind of extreme weather experts warn could hit the city in the years ahead.

Given the forecasts and the lessons of Sandy’s massive impact, do residents in some of the most climate-vulnerable New York neighborhoods think they’re any safer than when Sandy hit? Has the City made progress in fostering a more climate-safe New York?

Full Article.

[Featured image courtesy of New York Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy]

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