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OR&R Responds to Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Vehicles from the NJ National Guard's E Co., 250th Brigade Support Battalion mov
Vehicles from the NJ National Guard's E Co., 250th Brigade Support Battalion move through the streets of Long Beach Island on their way to assist stranded residents. (New Jersey National Guard)

OCT. 31, 2012 — The Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) is actively supporting U.S. Coast Guard efforts with emergency responders and GIS experts on scene in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. As water levels recede and access improves after the major East Coast storm, the U.S. Coast Guard is getting more reports of pollution incidents and port damage. OR&R is actively supporting U.S. Coast Guard efforts with emergency responders and GIS experts on scene in New York. Recovery after hurricanes such as Sandy can take a very long time and OR&R will likely be active in the efforts to promote recovery in the months to come.

One of the challenges facing communities after a devastating weather event is information management. ERMA® is a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) tool that assists both emergency responders and environmental resource managers in dealing with environmental impacts. OR&R scientists are ensuring that Atlantic ERMA is prepared to aid in the effort. See the latest updates on Hurricane Sandy pollution response at IncidentNews. For more information from NOAA on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, see NOAA Storm Central 2012.

This ERMA screen shot shows Hurricane Sandy's approach over the East Coast on Oc
This ERMA screen shot shows Hurricane Sandy's approach over the East Coast on October 29, 2012.
Last updated Thursday, September 12, 2019 4:53pm PDT