Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Hurricane Sandy impacted New York City in a lot of ways. 44 deaths, nearly 70,000 displaced from their homes, and $19 billion in damages across the city’s coastline.
Sandy was especially disruptive to the city because water inundation surpassed a 10.5 foot threshold that would lead to subway system flooding. The closest it came to this threshold was in 1960 during Hurricane Donna.