On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on New York, New Jersey and many communities along the Eastern seaboard as it made landfall, bringing high winds and coastal flooding to areas not usually impacted by such extreme weather. The devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to the East Coast, not only to people but also to wildlife, is a stark picture of the increasing impacts from climate change.
As communities start to regroup after the storm and schools start opening again, students and educators may struggle to transition back into the classroom and to cope with the aftermath of the storm.
This special section of the Eco-Schools USA website contains information, articles and curriculum that can help students understand why natural disasters happen and why this storm in particular made such an impact.
For a comprehensive overview of what happened, see Hurricane Sandy: Natural Hazards by NASA's Earth Observatory. (Click on the blue pins on the gray map to display information) Also, use this Esri web app to look at pre and post (NOAA) Sandy imagery with coastal damage and changes.
EDUCATORS: For printables, articles and references to help teach about Hurricane Sandy, see Teacher Vison's webpage.
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