Hurricane season is here – are we ready for another Category 3 like Sandy?

Aug 8, 2019

1 min

Rima Taher

In 2012, America’s East Coast was rocked by Hurricane Sandy. The Category 3 storm left 30 billion dollars in damage in her wake.

Over two million households in the state lost power in the storm, 346,000 homes were damaged or destroyed,[2] and 37 people were killed. Storm surge and flooding affected a large swath of the state. Governor Chris Christie said the losses caused by Sandy were "going to be almost incalculable...The devastation on the Jersey Shore is probably going to be the worst we've ever seen.” Wikipedia

Fast forward to today, every season seems to now bring unpredictable weather. Is the Mid-Atlantic region prepared for the worst?

  • What measures have been taken to mitigate mass flooding?
  • Are buildings now better prepared?
  • Have new building codes been implemented and are they effective?
  • And what areas, places or structures are still vulnerable to the fierce winds and massive amounts of water a Category 2 or 3 storm can bring.

There are a lot of questions to be answered and if you are a journalist covering this topic – that’s where our experts can help.

Rima Taher is an expert in structural technology, stability of structures, architectural cognizance and engineering standards. To get her insights into hurricane preparedness, simply click on the button below to arrange an interview.

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