Star-Tides network responds to Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in late October 2012, and quickly became one of the most costly storms in United States history in terms of damage and disruption, second only to Hurricane Katrina. The storm flooded parts of New Jersey and New York, and knocked out power along the East Coast. The United States enacted measures to prepare for the hurricane, learning from Katrina that preparation and evacuation can mitigate loss of life. As millions in New York and New Jersey lost their power, relief organizations mobilized to help. TIDES went to work by facilitating relief efforts, providing an example of the benefits of public-private partnership during a natural disaster.