Hurricane Sandy science plan: New York

Fact Sheet 2013-3089



Hurricane Sandy is a stark reminder of why the Nation must become more resilient to coastal hazards. More than one-half of the U.S. population lives within 50 miles of a coast, and this number is increasing. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is one of the largest providers of geologic and hydrologic information in the world. Federal, State, and local partners depend on the USGS science to know how to prepare for hurricane hazards and reduce losses from future hurricanes. The USGS works closely with other bureaus within the Department of the Interior, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency, and many State and local agencies to identify their information needs before, during, and after hurricanes.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Hurricane Sandy science plan: New York
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2013-3089
DOI 10.3133/fs20133089
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Natural Hazards Mission Area
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State New York
Online Only (Y/N) N
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