Scientific American May 2019
A project off Staten Island aims to dissipate wave energy hitting the shore
Hurricane Sandy caused widespread havoc when it made landfall in the Caribbean and on North America’s East Coast (as a post-tropical cyclone) in 2012. The storm killed more than 40 people in New York City alone. “Never in its recorded history had the city experienced a storm of this size,” local officials wrote in a report. “Never had a storm caused so much damage. Never had a storm affected so many lives.”
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