Two years ago, Hurricane Sandy struck the northeastern United States and went down in history as one of the most destructive storms on record, damaging homes and businesses and causing billions of dollars in damage to vital infrastructure, electrical power transmission, transportation and water and sewage facilities.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer played an important role in the emergency response immediately following the storm including carrying out FEMA-assigned recovery missions like supporting debris removal in New York City and Long Island, N.Y. In New York City, the worst damage came from Sandy’s storm surge.
The Corps of Engineers has worked closely with local, state and federal partners and other stakeholders since the storm while working to reduce risks from future storms to coastal areas.
Dredging Today Staff