Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 3363–3381, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-3363-2018
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 3363–3381, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-3363-2018

Research article 21 Dec 2018

Research article | 21 Dec 2018

Multi-hazard risks in New York City

Yaella Depietri et al.

Data sets

NYCCAS Air Pollution Rasters Department of Health and Mental Hygiene https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Environment/NYCCAS-Air-Pollution-Rasters/q68s-8qxv

311 calls 311 NYC https://data.cityofnewyork.us/City-Government/311-Call-Center-Inquiry/tdd6-3ysr

Worst-case storm surge inundation areas NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Public-Safety/Hurricane-Inundation-Zones-Worst-Case/h3ke-x25q

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Megacities are often located along coasts and are greatly exposed to multiple climatic hazards. We take New York City as an example of a coastal megacity highly affected by heat waves, inland flooding and coastal flooding. These hazards overlap spatially or temporally in the city. We develop a multi-hazard risk map to identify hotspots of risk and prioritize adaptation strategies. We find that New York City should prioritize adaptation of coastal areas while considering synergies and trade-offs.
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