In this lesson, students think about the economic impact of a natural disaster such as Hurricane Sandy, learn the difference between macro- and micro-level effects of natural disasters, and allocate funds to recovery efforts following Sandy.
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At the end of October 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeast US, devastating many cities, towns and communities. Current estimates list Sandy as the second costliest mega-storm in US history, after the first, Hurricane Katrina, in 2005. In total, Sandy is likely to cost upwards of $50 billion in recovery efforts.