29 Oct '12, 6pm

Great blog post on what New York has to do to prepare for the next one. Adaptation, here we come:

Frank Franklin Ii/Associated Press Awaiting an onslaught: wave activity at Rockaway Beach on Monday morning, when Hurricane Sandy was 425 miles southeast of New York City. With the last hurricane to directly hit New York City dating back to the 1800’s, residents have so far lacked the impetus to demand concrete strategies for dealing with the potential devastation to housing, the subway system and the electrical infrastructure from a major modern-day storm. Now Hurricane Sandy threatens major flooding from a storm surge that could reach up to 14 feet above the average sea level here. Some scientists suggested Monday that once New Yorkers have moved to higher ground and weathered the hurricane, they should begin to take more decisive steps to adapt to more of the same. As I reported last month , pressure has been growing for aggressive action. “We need to figure out how to ...

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