Wind action is a hazard whether or not a storm makes landfall
Hurricane Sandy left us with devastated communities
Coastal and inland flooding are of concern
Source: http://tiles.mapbox.com/zingbot/map/map-ojrkx8yh#13.43/40.6200/-73.7675Significant areas of Staten Island, Long Island, and Queens were flooded. This shows that areas such as Far Rockaway, Arverne experienced both coastal and inland flooding due to the Hurricane Sandy. Critical infrastructure, including JFK Airport, were also impacted.Estimated $60.4-$82 billion in damageOver 100 fatalities reportedOver 8 million homes lost powerDiameter of storm 820 milesGas Rationing in NYC for 15 days; Gas rationing in NJ for 12 days
With every storm a performance metric for politicians and businesses, we need to build resiliency in urban design, infrastructure, policy, and communityFloating basements helped deal with seasonal flooding in 18th century Holland What are the regional equivalents for coastal and inland flooding, heat waves, power disruptions are other consequences of climate change.
Stats: 286 square miles of land added to the 100-year floodplain zone, almost doubling (96%) the existing zone along the coastline.285,000 more people in the new zone (a 104% increase).118,000 more households (a 96% increase).
NJ Future Redevelopment Forum 13 Pirani
Weathering the ImpactsRobert PiraniVice President for Energy and EnvironmentRegional Plan Association 1
Resiliency:The capacity of asystem tomaintain itspurpose andintegrity in theface of changingcircumstance.
Coastal Zone Adaptation StrategiesRegionalNeighborhoodSite Retreat
HUD SCI Livability Principles1. Provide more transportation choices.2. Promote equitable, affordable housing.3. Enhance economic competitiveness.4. Support existing communities.5. Coordinate policies and leverage investment.6. Value communities and neighborhoods.
Monthly Maximum Water Levels at the Battery 15 14 Sandy North American Vertical Datum 1988 (feet) 13 12 9:24 PM – Manhattan Battery 11 Previous • 13.88 feet 10 Record December Hurricane Mean Lower Low Water March 1962 1992 Irene 9 • 11.10 feet 8 North American Vertical Datum 1988 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Monthly High Water 0 -1 -2 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 YearsCourtesy AECOM
OverAge65inSandyInundationArea25.0% New York New Jersey20.0% Connecticut15.0%10.0% 5.0% 0.0%
Jobs in Hurricane Sandy Inundation Area120,000100,000 New York 80,000 New Jersey 60,000 Connecticut 40,000 20,000 0
New Advisory Base Flood Elevations People and Homes in Existing and New 100-year Floodplain600,000400,000 Additional in New ABFE Designation In Existing 100-year200,000 Floodplain Population Household