USGS publishes an array of scientific products including maps, reports, data and models. Those pertaining to Hurricane Sandy can be found here. You can also find maps, imagery and publications or visit the USGS Publications Warehouse.
5/27/2014 Study shows that flooding in coastal areas bordering Great South Bay, N.Y. and Barnegat Bay, N.J. caused by winter storms that occurred following Hurricane Sandy was not influenced by changes Sandy made to barrier islands or other bay features. The study, “Water-level response in back-barrier bays unchanged following Hurricane Sandy,” by Aretxabaleta, A.L., Butman, B., and Ganju, N.K., is in the Geophysical Research Letters journal and available online.
12/17/2013 A new resource about Fire Island, N.Y. is now at the fingertips of coastal managers, planners and the public that will be useful for understanding and predicting future change on the island.
12/15/2013 Sand is becoming New England coastal dwellers’ most coveted and controversial commodity as they try to fortify beaches against rising seas and severe erosion caused by violent storms.
11/12/2013 The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has a goal of improving coastal storm response by increasing the amount and quality of storm tide, storm surge, and wave data collected and made available in conjunction with the landfall of a hurricane or severe coastal storm.
10/24/2013 A year after Hurricane Sandy collided with the East coast, the U.S. Geological Survey continues to study the changes left behind in its devastating path.
10/24/2013 Interior Bureaus to Work with Local Partners on Coastal Restoration and Resiliency Efforts
08/27/2013 Beaches and dunes on Fire Island, New York, lost more than half of their pre-storm volume during Hurricane Sandy, leaving the area more vulnerable to future storms.
08/20/2013 Plans for remapping parts of the East Coast where Hurricane Sandy altered seafloors and shorelines, destroyed buildings, and disrupted millions of lives last year are being announced today by three federal agencies.
07/01/2013 The probability of hurricane-induced coastal change on sandy beaches from Florida to New York has been assessed for the first time in two U.S. Geological Survey studies released today.
05/31/2013 While many residents of the northeast United States are still working to recover from Hurricane Sandy, the second costliest storm in U.S. history, the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1.
05/14/2013 The Department of the Interior recently announced the release of $475.25 million in emergency disaster relief funding to repair, rebuild, and restore impacted areas in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
05/07/2013 Funds to Rebuild Region, Make Communities Stronger and More Resilient
01/14/2013 Hurricane Sandy is a stark reminder of just how essential it is for the Nation to become more resilient to coastal hazards. More than half of the U.S. population lives within 50 miles of a coast, and this number is increasing
11/26/2012 The extent of Hurricane Sandy’s wrath—and the future coastal vulnerability of the region—is clear in a new U.S. Geological Survey analysis of recently collected LIDAR coastal data. The research documented particularly dramatic impacts within the Fire Island National Seashore on Long Island, NY.
News Release: North Carolina, Delmarva Coastlines Changed by Hurricane Sandy 11/15/2012 The USGS has released a series of aerial photographs showing before-and-after images of Hurricane Sandy’s impacts on the Atlantic Coast.
11/15/2012 The USGS conducts research on the natural processes that cause coastal change, but to understand and adapt to such changes, accurate information regarding the past and present shorelines is essential.
10/31/2012 More than 160 USGS scientists, technicians, and specialists are responding to Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath, from Virginia to Massachusetts. Crews from USGS are working hard to retrieve data for emergency managers.
10/30/2012 On Oct. 29, 2012, USGS revised its forecasts for coastal change due to Hurricane Sandy
10/29/2012 ***Updated: coastal change section edited from original, based on an updated assessment from October 29, 2012***
10/28/2012 The USGS has just issued a landslide alert for parts of Maryland, northern Delaware in the Wilmington area, northern Virginia (for specific areas, see the alert).
10/27/2012 In response to Hurricane Sandy, USGS has deployed several hundred storm surge sensors to collect information about the effects of Sandy on the Atlantic Coast.
10/27/2012 Storm response crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are installing more than 150 storm-tide sensors at key locations along the Atlantic Coast -- from the Chesapeake Bay to Massachusetts -- in advance of the arrival of Tropical Storm Sandy.
10/27/2012 Nearly three quarters of the coast along the Delmarva Peninsula is very likely to experience beach and dune erosion as Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, while overwash is expected along nearly half of the shoreline.
10/26/2012 The U.S. Geological Survey is keeping careful watch as Hurricane Sandy continues to track northeast along the east coast of Florida and the Atlantic coast. Along with federal partners, the agency is taking actions to help minimize potential risks to lives and property.
05/30/2012 Seventy percent of the Gulf of Mexico shoreline is vulnerable to extreme erosion during even the weakest hurricanes, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey released just prior to the start of the 2012 hurricane season.