NOVA: Megastorm Aftermath- Wed., Oct. 9 at 9p on WOSU TV
One year after Hurricane Sandy’s deadly strike, NOVA begins a fresh investigation of the critical questions raised by this historic storm. Was Sandy a freak combination of weather systems or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to a changing climate? What can we do to prepare ourselves for the next Sandy and what progress has been made toward making our urban infrastructure more resilient? Much of Sandy’s wrecking power was due to an extreme storm surge that left large swaths of New York and New Jersey underwater. With sea levels on the rise, flooding will only become more frequent. NOVA travels around the world to see how other low-lying urban areas are combining extraordinary engineering with natural landscape restoration and a smarter, more flexible power grid to prepare for an uncertain future.