Study: Sandy caused record sea levels, $23 billion in damage in New York

Hill: Superstorm Sandy caused $23 billion in damage in New York state alone and delivered the highest water levels there on record, according to a new federal report. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency said this week that the 2012 storm produced sea levels much higher than other historic storms to hit the New York region. Peak storm tides from Sandy were more than 9.5 feet above sea level, according to the agencies' report. On average, those tides were......

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