Unwise development in the coastal floodplain and poor regional planning have put serious pressure on our Island's infrastructure. It doesn’t even have to be a major storm to leave a trail of destruction in its wake. For Long Island, just one direct hit from a hurricane could cripple our region. By far, the benchmark for these events was set in ’38 when the “Long Island Express” crushed the Island. Over the decades since the Express struck, LI’s population has exploded, especially on the East End and the South Shore, with subdivisions replacing critical wetlands, increasing our vulnerability to storm surges and wave action.
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A ranking of those on Long Island who came out of the superstorm for better, or for worse.
The Red Cross provided ProPublica with a copy of a July 2013 letter that offers a bit more insight into how it used the more than $300 million it raised for storm relief.
A 911-emergency receiving facility is the next step, but Long Beach lacks a full hospital for now.
“Whatever the probabilities are, one storm can wreak tremendous havoc,” the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.