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Health Effects of Coastal Storms and Flooding in Urban Areas: A Review and Vulnerability Assessment

Lane, K., Charles-Guzman, K., Wheeler K., Abid, Z., Graber, N., and Matte, T. (2013). Health Effects of Coastal Storms and Flooding in Urban Areas: A Review and Vulnerability Assessment. Journal of Environmental and Public Health. 2013; 2013: 913064.

The authors provide a review of the health impacts of U.S. coastal storms, with a focus on outcomes relevant to New York City (NYC) and urban coastal areas, and incorporate lessons learned from recent experience with Superstorm Sandy. Based on the literature reviewed, indicators of health vulnerability were selected and mapped within NYC neighborhoods.
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