What If Hurricane Sandy Had Slammed Miami?

As Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the New Jersey coast, weathered Floridians may have dismissed its Category 1 status.

But as soon as the storm made landfall, it was clear Sandy brought incredible destruction, with surging seawaters wiping out homes, flooding subways stations, and claiming lives. According to Live Science, the superstorm notched a record 13-foot storm surge — the number of feet water has reached beyond normal low tide — at the Battery.

It was almost impossible not to wonder: how would low-lying Miami, already beset by tidal and storm flooding problems and rising sea levels, have fared against such a formidable rise?

Read the rest at HuffPost Miami.

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