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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Helping coastal areas weather the storm

Helping coastal areas weather the storm

Three years ago Thursday , Hurricane Sandy devastated communities along the Atlantic Coast with record storm surge, fierce winds and torrential rain. Earlier this month Hurricane Joaquin again reminded us of nature's power, inundating much of the Atlantic Seaboard with heavy rains and chest-deep floodwaters and setting historic records in the Carolinas.

In this age of uncertainty we have come to expect the unexpected. The science tells us that climate change will cause hurricanes and tropical storms to become more intense — lasting longer, unleashing stronger winds and causing more damage to coastal ecosystems and communities. As we know too well, these storms threaten lives...