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Chances of Overtopping the Proposed Staten Island Levees

I was interviewed the other day for a 5-minute radio news clip and written article by Matthew Schuerman of WNYC, on the Corps of Engineers plans for protecting Staten Island’s low-lying southeastern neighborhoods from flooding.  A big question was whether the Corps’ planning … Continue reading

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Coastal Flood and Wave Forecast for the Blizzard

In a prior post, I laid out the dangers of combined ice, snow and storm surge flooding.  It is a potentially catastrophic risk, as exemplified by the Blizzard of ’78 in New England.  But fortunately, it’s very rare and perhaps … Continue reading

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Resilience Concepts Behind Living Breakwaters

I was asked by an intern at City Atlas, Travis Gonzales, to answer his well-posed questions on our winning Rebuild By Design entry, Living Breakwaters, and here is that Q&A, which I think gets addresses some important aspects of the concept. … Continue reading

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Irene Update: Friday 6pm, Glimmers of Good News

[a more recent forecast followed this one – go to the front page SeaAndSkyNY.com and scroll down to find the latest update] There is finally a forecast with some good news to share regarding Hurricane Irene.  Today, Irene weakened a … Continue reading

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Irene Forecast: 7am Friday

[a more recent forecast followed this one – go straight to SeaAndSkyNY.com and scroll down to find the latest update] This morning, the Hurricane Irene forecast from the National Hurricane Center has held fairly steady, with little good news for … Continue reading

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Irene forecast: 11pm Thursday

[a more recent forecast followed this one – go straight to SeaAndSkyNY.com and scroll down to find the latest update] This evening, the Hurricane Irene forecast from the National Hurricane Center has held fairly steady, with little good news for … Continue reading

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Irene Update: 11am Thursday

[a more recent forecast followed this one – go straight to SeaAndSkyNY.com and scroll down to find the latest update] This morning, the Hurricane Irene forecast from the National Hurricane Center has deteriorated for New York and New Jersey interests.  … Continue reading

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