Climate change means more and bigger storms like Hurricane Sandy
The neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY is one of the most low-lying areas in New York City. In 2012 Hurricane Sandy caused it to flood more than any other area in New York City. Most Red Hook residents didn't evacuate for fear of losing their belongings and homes. They struggled to orient themselves in a changed natural environment and gather resources for their families.
Hurricane Sandy Inundation Zone, 2012. Red Hook Houses highlighted in orange.
Image by Emily Schmidt, based on shapes from NYC Open Data.