This validation of the model could not have been accomplished without Mr. John P. Carey. Mr. Carey, who lives in Hoboken, provided valuable first-hand information about the flooding in Hoboken during Hurricane Sandy and personally introduced the authors of this paper to many individuals. He led the crowdsourcing effort. Thanks also go to the Hoboken Historical Museum for all the Sandy stories they accumulated and shared with us. We appreciate the efforts of Greg Seroka, Louis Bowers, and Scott Glenn for providing us with the Rutgers WRF meteorological forecasts of Sandy. The study was supported by GORR, The state of New Jersey’s Governor’s Office of Recovery and Rebuilding under Project EC14-001 and by NASA Cooperative Agreement NNX12AI28G.
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