reference : Health effects of coastal storms and flooding in urban areas: A review and vulnerability assessment

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Abstract Coastal storms can take a devastating toll on the public's health. Urban areas like New York City (NYC) may be particularly at risk, given their dense population, reliance on transportation, energy infrastructure that is vulnerable to flood damage, and high-rise residential housing, which may be hard-hit by power and utility outages. Climate change will exacerbate these risks in the coming decades. Sea levels are rising due to global warming, which will intensify storm surge. These projections make preparing for the health impacts of storms even more important. We conducted a broad review of the health impacts of US coastal storms to inform climate adaptation planning efforts, with a focus on outcomes relevant to NYC and urban coastal areas, and incorporated some lessons learned from recent experience with Superstorm Sandy. Based on the literature, indicators of health vulnerability were selected and mapped within NYC neighborhoods. Preparing for the broad range of anticipated effects of coastal storms and floods may help reduce the public health burden from these events. © 2013 Kathryn Lane et al.
Author Lane, K.; Charles-Guzman, K.; Wheeler, K.; Abid, Z.; Graber, N.; Matte, T.
DOI 10.1155/2013/913064
ISSN 1687-9813
Journal Journal of Environmental and Public Health
Keywords cleaning; emergency shelter; flooding; hazard; health care delivery; health impact assessment; housing; human; hurricane; mental health; mould; outcomes research; priority journal; review; seashore; urban area; vulnerable population; water contamination
Notes Cited By (since 1996):1 Export Date: 7 November 2013 Source: Scopus Art. No.: 913064 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Lane, K.; Bureau of Environmental Surveillance and Policy, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY 10013, United States; email: Funding Details: 1UE1EH000757-01, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Pages 1-13
Title Health effects of coastal storms and flooding in urban areas: A review and vulnerability assessment
Volume 2013
Year 2013
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