Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Sandy’

  • The Impact of Natural Disasters Relates to Economic Vulnerability

    The Economics of Natural Disasters

    Oct 31, 12 • 488 Views • No Comments

    With Hurricane Sandy having just blown through my NJ neighborhood, our streets are covered with wires, leaves, branches and several huge trees. During the storm, Consolidated Edison darkened large swaths of NYC and the New York Stock Exchange suspended...  [read more]

  • How much should cities plan for the storm of the century?

    Storm Warnings

    Oct 28, 12 • 211 Views • No Comments

    Some thoughts today about predicting natural disasters. Weeks before 308 people perished in L’Aquila from an earthquake, a government commission proclaimed the chance was slim that a disaster would occur. It did happen and now, the 6 scientists and...  [read more]