Hurricane Sandy’s Lasting Impact on New York
Marc Rovner has served as a senior staff attorney at the multi-state title insurance and settlement services firm BETA Abstract for almost two decades. A resident of East Rockaway, New York, attorney Marc Rovner supports numerous local causes. He has previously volunteered with the Children’s Right Council and the New York Rising Hurricane Sandy Relief.
Hurricane Sandy was a powerful storm that hit New York and New Jersey in 2012. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers lost power during the storm, and more than 600,000 residential units on the New York and New Jersey shoreline were destroyed. Sandy caused nearly $20 billion in infrastructure damage and is considered one of the most expensive natural disasters in US history. The extent of the damage and the high number of affected homeowners without appropriate home insurance hampered recovery efforts. Nearly 2 years after Sandy, only 182 homes were rebuilt. This number has increased considerably since 2015. New York City has also launched several shoreline reinforcement projects to protect the city against future storm surges.