Today marks the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy's landfall across the Eastern Seaboard. Many communities are still devastated. Many families remain without homes.
On this relatively calm and beautiful autumn morning one year later, my colleague Debbie Sease and I headed to the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve in Virginia to hear Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announce some solutions to increase our resiliency to future storms.
Secretary Jewell launched a $100 million Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program to restore habitats and increase the resiliency of communities to storms. Joined by Senator Tim Kaine and Congressman Jim Moran of Virginia, the Secretary Jewell laid out a process that will begin to answer President Obama's Climate Action Plan.