NOVA: Megastorm Aftermath

NOVA: Megastorm Aftermath

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 10:00pm

Water soaked roads filled with sand from beach in Rockaway Beach, Queens, an area affected by Hurricane Sandy on November 3, 2012.

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See a fresh investigation of the critical questions raised by the historic storm, Hurricane Sandy. 

In October 2012, superstorm Sandy cut a path of devastation across the Caribbean and the East Coast, killing hundreds and doing tens of billions of dollars in damage. Now, a year after Sandy’s deadly strike, correspondent Miles O’Brien and NOVA follow up on the 2012 film Inside the Megastorm with a fresh investigation of the critical questions raised by this historic storm: Was Hurricane 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? NOVA: Megastorm Aftermath airs Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV.