Strategies for the Barrier: Smart Barrier
Due to their location and topography, Long Island’s barrier islands are among the region’s most vulnerable zones when it comes to sea level rise and storm surges. The City of Long Beach has some of the highest residential densities in Nassau County and is home to more than its fair share of the region’s critical infrastructure. Long Beach also had some of the highest concentrations of damage during Sandy. Protecting the barrier island’s population and its infrastructure from future storm events is therefore essential.