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Contributed by Stu Gruskin, Chief Conservation and External Affairs Officer for The Nature Conservancy in New York

As we close in on the two year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, this is a good time to ask ourselves whether we are better prepared today than we were when the “superstorm” tore through the east coast of the United States. There is urgency to this question. The damage from storms like Sandy — and Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, which all caused devastating flooding in northeastern states –- was, and continues to be, so severe and complex that two years later recovery efforts are still underway. We are still picking up the pieces from those storms at the same time we are preparing to face this year’s new round of storms. Read more…(link to full blog)