Superstorm Sandy: 1 Year Later

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Rising Waters, Rising Threat
A sewer overflows as city pipes cannot hold the water brought by severe weather in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP/Tony Dejak)
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Rising Waters, Rising Threat

Policymakers need to invest in the resilience of our wastewater treatment infrastructure to ensure that decades of progress on public health, environmental quality, and economic development are not washed away.

Ben Bovarnick, Shiva Polefka, Arpita Bhattacharyya

One Storm Shy of Despair
Two weeks after Superstorm Sandy, Amber Whichard, 3, walks next to a line of people waiting to receive supplies donated to the victims of the hurricane at the Red Hook Houses in the Brooklyn borough of New York, November, 12, 2012. (AP/Seth Wenig)
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One Storm Shy of Despair

President Obama and his State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience have an opportunity to reduce extreme weather and other climate change risks to low-income families and to create resilient, safe, and equitable communities that will allow all Americans to prosper.

Cathleen Kelly, Tracey Ross

Storm-Ready Cities
Immigrant advocates protest against the harsh immigration enforcement policies of U.S. President Donald Trump and former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, February 2017, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Getty/Darren Hauck)
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Storm-Ready Cities

This report reviews climate change risks, identifies cities that are already taking steps to tackle this growing issue, and recommends actions to build resilience.

Cathleen Kelly, Arpita Bhattacharyya

A Disaster in the Making
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A Disaster in the Making

Superstorm Sandy is just the latest in a long line of natural disasters that have tested the resilience of low-income communities and exposed the underlying socioeconomic problems these communities face year round.

Tracey Ross

Shelter from the Superstorm
A worker with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rakes debris at the burn site in New York. Hundreds of homes burned to the ground during Superstorm Sandy, and the region is now dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery. (AP/Mark Lennihan)
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Shelter from the Superstorm

Investing more in climate preparedness and resilience will end up saving money in the long run by lowering the risks of extreme weather and climate-change impacts.

Cathleen Kelly, Jackie Weidman

Preventing Future ‘Frankenstorms’
People, some waving to those on dry ground, are rescued by boat in Little Ferry, New Jersey, Tuesday, October 30, 2012, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. (AP/Craig Ruttle)
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Preventing Future ‘Frankenstorms’

The United States must heed the warnings of Hurricane Sandy and other deadly disasters and reduce its carbon pollution.

Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman