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Starting in late 2012, in response to the destructive WaterStories of hurricane Sandy, PortSide stepped up to offer recovery and resiliency work for our neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn. We were honored for our recovery work by the Obama White House and the NYS Senate.  Our recovery work served hundreds, our resiliency work helps thousands. 

In early 2018, after five years, we are concluding that work and are now focused on own Sandy recovery project that was finally approved by FEMA in late 2017.  We need to raise $26,000 (10% of the cost) to complete the project by summer 2018, so please donate!

Portside's sandy story

PortSide protected the MARY A. WHALEN from damage, then came ashore and provided recovery services to Red Hook.

Our Sandy preparedness and recovery work earned us a White House award and honors from the NYS Senate.


Resiliency and flood prep info

PortSide has assembled a deep collection of resiliency info and moved this content to our Red Hook WaterStories website. See:

Resiliency 101, the home page of our Resiliency section

Flood prep info (short and long term) for Red Hook. Much of this applies to other waterfront neighborhoods.

Overview of resiliency plans for Red Hook 

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