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Improving coastal defenses in Brooklyn

Protecting a waterfront neighborhood from devastating floods

Opportunity

In 2012, Superstorm Sandy caused unprecedented flooding in Red Hook, Brooklyn, leaving many residents and businesses without basic services for weeks.

Solution

Mott MacDonald was retained to take part in the Red Hook Integrated Flood Protection System, a federally funded coastal protection initiative aimed
at reducing flood risk in the neighborhood due to
coastal storms and sea level rise.

The first phase of Improving coastal defenses in the wake of a hurricane the project is a comprehensive feasibility study of the different options available to strengthen the resilience of Red Hook to withstand severe coastal flood events.

Outcome

The project promises to help shield the Red Hook community from devastating floods in the future. Success will depend heavily on community
involvement. Our engineering team is also
supporting outreach efforts to ensure the study
is completed on schedule.

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