Hurricane Sandy

I’ve been answering storm-related questions, mostly on facebook, but here is a more public interview that I did:
In that interview, I mentioned lobbying congress as part of geo-cvd, the geosciences congressional visit day. After a discussion with Senator Schumer’s staff, I sent a link to this report:

To quote from this report, issued in 2000:

Many components of the [New York] transportation systems are at elevations of only 6 to 20 feet (2 to 7m) above current sea level, exposing them to storm surges that have been modeled to reach heights in excess of 20 feet (7m) for worst-case storm tracks.”

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