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1 Super Storm Sandy Recovery Efforts Shawn Komlos 23 April 2013

2 Effects of Hurricane Sandy Breezy Point, NY. 30 OCT 12 Battery Tunnel flooded in NY South Ferry Station, New York, NY. Tuckerton, NJ. 30 OCT 2012 WTC Construction Site, New York, NY. 30 OCT 2012

3 Super Storm Sandy Coastal Erosion Before Hurricane Sandy 3

4 Super Storm Sandy Coastal Erosion Before Hurricane Sandy 4

5 Super Storm Sandy Coastal Erosion Before Hurricane Sandy 5

6 Super Storm Sandy Coastal Erosion After Hurricane Sandy 6

7 Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Purpose: Reduce damage to upland developments caused by wave attack and inundation along the Nation's coasts and shores, and lakes, estuaries, and bays. Pre Storm Inspect and evaluate projects Response Re inspect and evaluate projects Conduct Damage Assessment Aerial and ground LIDAR (Light Detection Dt ti and Ranging Digital Elevation Data) Data Acquisition and Analysis to support rough order of magnitude (ROM) damage assessments Emergency Stabilization: Expedient measures necessary to prevent further damage to projects. Utilize Construction, FCCE and FEMA Mission Assignments, as authorized Pre Event Cross Section Recovery Beach Profile Cross Section Design Profile Post Event Profile Water Post Storm Profile Authorized Renourishment & Restoration (O&M/CG) Emergency Repair (FCCE/PIR) Repair: Return Authorized Coastal Storm Damage Reduction projects to pre storm conditions 7

8 Use of LIDAR for Post tstorm Assessment 8

9 National Disaster Recovery Framework Recovery Support Functions Community Planning and Capacity Building Health and Social Services Economic Housing Natural and Cultural Resources Infrastructure Systems Understanding of capabilities Readiness to serve Unity of purpose Sense of community National Disaster Recovery Framework (FEMA 2011) 9

10 Infrastructure Systems Sandy Context Infrastructure Systems Multiple l sectors Multiple systems Multiple relationships Different vulnerabilities Different modes of impact Affected Audiences Public and private Different needs Different interests Supporting agencies Authorities and capabilities Capacity Awareness multiple purposes, contexts, and audiences Infrastructure Systems Recovery Support Function, Sandy 10

11 Lessons Learned Capacity to understand need, vulnerabilities, and motivations Those involved in supporting disaster planning and long-term recovery could benefit from improved understandings of interests, needs, and motivations of potentially affected communities and stakeholders. How to offer a more complete package of support Those involved in supporting long-term recovery could benefit from increased pre-disaster planning and increased awareness of authorities, capabilities, and logical relationships among government and non-government organizations and stakeholders Relationships within and among systems influence the effectiveness, sustainability, and resiliency of recovery actions Risk management plans could benefit from increased awareness of relationships among engineered infrastructure systems and their owners, operators, and vendors of provided services. 11

12 Public Law 113 2, Title X, Chapter 4 Completion of Studies Ongoing Comprehensive Study Project Performance Construction Repairs Restoration Yet-Unconstructed Maintenance Navigable Waterways Engineering i Scientific Information Standards Techniques Resiliency and Adaptability DISASTER RELIEF APPROPRIATIONS ACT,

13 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Examples 13

14 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Examples 14

15 North Atlantic Division Lake and Rivers Division South Atlantic Division Flood and Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Navigation 15

16 Thank You! 16

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