Metropolis: This week marks five years since Hurricane Sandy, one of the most devastating storms in U.S. history, made landfall. As it rolled over the Caribbean and up the Atlantic Coast, the storm caused unprecedented destruction—unseen since Hurricanes Katrina and Andrew—and killed more than 100 people. The New York City area was hit particularly hard, especially in economically and geographically vulnerable areas on its unprotected coastline. When the waters receded, according to a city report, the storm left nearly $19 billion in damage. Although progress has been made in the half-decade since, there is still much work to be done.
Metropolis spoke with several stakeholders including Amy Chester, of Rebuild by Design, Kate Orff, Founding Partner of SCAPE, and Joseph Esposito, the Commissioner of New York City’s Office of Emergency Management. Continue reading>>