Two years ago, Hurricane Sandy devastated New York communities along with others on the east coast of the United States. The superstorm taught us a painful lesson about the dangers of extreme weather events for coastal cities, but it also taught us about what it takes to build a more resilient future. Watch the videos below to see how some New York communities are recovering.

Retreat from the Water’s Edge, via The New Yorker

Rebuilding After Sandy, via The New York Times

Besides managed retreat and infrastructure rebuilding programs, people impacted by the storm took to the streets for the People’s Climate March and demanded climate justice. Read more about how Sandy survivors are fighting back here.

Share image courtesy of Robert X. Fogarty. To see more inspiring images of people’s messages to the world, go to Dear World.

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