Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy

Oct 29, 2013 Full story: Voice of America

The ruins of an oceanfront home destroyed by Superstorm Sandy is scattered next to an existing home in Mantoloking N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.

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LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#1 Oct 29, 2013
Getting government money to rebuild in vulnerable areas is a SHORT TERM fix that is unsuitable to long term sea level rise. Time to put homes on submersible stilts or move them, depending on the economics and appeal. Hard for people to give up land they bought for x00,000 to give it back to the sea so adapting to periodic flooding might make sense. For as long as it remains 'periodic' enough..

P.S. The glacier melt was the past. The ice sheets are what is melting long term.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#2 Oct 29, 2013
NJ was in the news.. $67B are a lot of money for a little area to recover.. that's only for now. Construction costs increase until finished.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#3 Oct 29, 2013
At least 181 people dead, RIP...

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