According to a Special Report by NBC News, recovery in many New York neighborhoods continues five years after Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the coastline. “A crucial question remains: Is the groundwork being laid enough to protect America’s most populous city from future floods, extreme weather and rising sea levels?”
It seems New Yorkers are willing to take the gamble. Resiliency projects abound across the city in preparation for the next superstorm, including new bulkheads and barriers, concrete esplanades, retaining walls, dunes and marsh restorations. Funding is another issue, especially as the federal government challenges the threat of climate change despite new research that shows storm-related floods could be more intense and frequent in the next 10 years.
Read the full story here: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/5-years-after-sandy-are-nyc-s-preparations-amid-climate-n812221