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Testing Innovation in the Superstorm Sandy Response

Sunday, September 15, 2013

FEMA coordinated the activities among federal agencies and not-for-profit partners, which rolled out new programs developed post-Hurricane Katrina.

Hurricane Sandy came ashore along the coast of New Jersey and New York City on October 29, 2012, as a powerful storm spanning 1,100 miles. Early estimates of damage approximating $75 billion make it one of the most costly Atlantic hurricanes, second only to Hurricane Katrina. In any natural disaster of this magnitude, significant federal resources a

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