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Health Toll of Superstorm Sandy


Assistant Professor of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability Jase Bernhardt, who oversees Hofstra’s meteorology program, was featured in a Newsday article that examined the health toll on Long Islanders caused by Superstorm Sandy, which struck the region seven years ago on Oct. 29, 2012.

Dr. Bernhardt said that he hoped more medical professionals would be included in future emergency management planning sessions.

“Hurricanes hit Long Island; it’s going to keep happening,” he said. “Our preparedness was lacking for Hurricane Sandy. So maybe the next time it will be better.”

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