Comments on: Resiliency In The Face Of Stronger Storms http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/11/resiliency-in-the-face-of-stronger-storms/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: electra27 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/11/resiliency-in-the-face-of-stronger-storms/#comment-25149 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 04:11:19 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=22266#comment-25149 From my life experience during Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Sandy, I see no improvement organizationally. Perhaps slowly individuals and businesses will take precautions, but if human nature is any indication from the past, people are more likely to take a chance than prepare by investing in protection which costs money. Because public transportation was wiped out, and roads were not usable because of flooding, downed trees and wires, and the recommendation to not drive so that roads would be clear for emergency vehicles, I was not able to go anywhere I was told to go to help. I reported to the police department down the block so I could help people in the neighborhood. I requested to go to part of my work that was in walking distance, but was told to go to another borough by taxi, which was undoable. So, my recommendation for resiliency is to have all volunteer services during storms be very local. And as far as resiliency by planting trees, though a noble plan in principle, without responsible and continuing care by the city or individuals, new trees will die, as has been happening during this very dry past summer and fall, which then does not achieve the goal intended. Even established trees could not survive without additional watering in this past dry season.

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By: szellner2814 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/11/resiliency-in-the-face-of-stronger-storms/#comment-25148 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:35:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=22266#comment-25148 If more evidence is presented showing the climate change, caused in part by greenhouse gases rising sea temperatures may increase storm intensity, then there will a very compelling case for investing in the mitigation of the effects of climate change as soon as possible. Just think of the number of lives lost in Hurricane Sandy, the recent hurricane in the Philippines, and the tornadoes in the Midwest. If the federal government is in place to protect the general welfare of the American people, as the preamble of the constitution says it is, then action must be taken to protect Americans from natural disasters.

It is good to hear that the city of New York will be more resilient in the event that a Hurricane like Sandy comes again. New York City’s recovery has been admirable.

Thank you, Josephine, for writing about this research and the projects under way to strengthen New York City.

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By: Tom Miller http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/11/resiliency-in-the-face-of-stronger-storms/#comment-25147 Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:24:49 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=22266#comment-25147 This is useful information , people should pay more attention to climate change , corporations especially

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By: Ellen http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/11/resiliency-in-the-face-of-stronger-storms/#comment-25146 Wed, 20 Nov 2013 07:23:08 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=22266#comment-25146 Informative post! You have shared such a worthy post with us. As it is necessary to know about it and I know most of the people didn’t know anything about it. Good job!

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By: Enviro Equipment Blog http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/11/resiliency-in-the-face-of-stronger-storms/#comment-25145 Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:30:09 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=22266#comment-25145 “While there is uncertainty about the impact of climate change on the frequency of hurricanes, scientists have evidence documenting how climate change will intensify storms.”

Josephine,

Can you cite one or more online references of the evidence? I’ve heard that no such evidence as of yet exists, but I really don’t know. I would like to learn more.

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