How lessons from Katrina improved FEMA's response to Sandy

Large waves generated by Hurricane Sandy crash into Jeanette's Pier on Oct. 27, 2012, in Nags Head, N.C. Two days later the massive, post-tropical storm began thrashing New Jersey and New York before moving on to New England. (Gerry Broome/AP)A year after Superstorm Sandy ravaged beaches, caused major flooding and left many northeastern communities without power the storm has become one of the most costly natural disasters to hit the United States, affecting 24 states and causing an estimated $71 ...

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