U.S. Geological Survey

The U.S. Geological Survey received $43.2 million in Hurricane Sandy supplemental funds for science related to building hurricane-resilient communities, response and rebuilding efforts post-Hurricane Sandy. Visit USGS Hurricane Sandy page to learn more.

Four Years After Sandy: Updates from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)


The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is investing $45 million in 28 science and research projects that advance scientific capabilities to improve our Nation’s resilience to coastal change impacts related to storms, climate change and sea-level rise. As outlined in the USGS Hurricane Sandy Science Plan, a comprehensive approach to research on the impacted areas, USGS is improving forecasts and understanding of storm impacts on coastal communities and ecosystems, and designing tools to assist future management and enhance natural resource health.

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USGS advances forecast capabilities of coastal storm impacts


U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) models of storm-induced coastal change, combined with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) storm surge and wave forecasts, will be available prior to major hurricane landfall to provide more information about the location and type of extreme coastal erosion that can be expected.

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