"Is Rebuilding Storm-Struck Coastlines Worth The Cost?"

"One year ago Tuesday, Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast, devastating shoreline communities from Florida to Maine."

"Many of these areas have been rebuilt, including the Long Beach boardwalk, about 30 miles outside New York City. Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new boardwalk Friday.

Ninety percent of the funding for the restoration came from the federal government. The Federal Emergency Management Agency paid $44 million to repair the devastation."

Rachel Martin reports for NPR October 27, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Deciding Whether It's Lights Out" (New York Times)

"One Year After Sandy, N.J. Towns Accelerate Dune Building, Despite Holdouts" (ClimateWire)

"Remember Sandy? Storms Like That Could Become the New Normal" (Mother Jones)

"Year After Sandy, Rebuilding for Storms and Rising Seas" (National Geographic)

"Seeds of Distrust Planted Among Post-Sandy Food Relief Groups" (Aljazeera)

"Sandy Exposed Flood Insurance Failure" (Aljazeera)

"Photos: Sandy Then and Now" (Aljazeera)

"From Katrina to Sandy: Better Than Where We Were" (Aljazeera)

"The Next Superstorm: Preparing for Extreme Weather" (Aljazeera)

"A Year After Superstorm Sandy, Federal Aid Trickles in" (Reuters)

Source: NPR, 10/28/2013