Red Hook Integrated Flood Protection Feasibility Study (2015-2017)


BJH completed a series of benefit cost analyses regarding the implementation of an integrated flood protection solution in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The proposed flood protection could stretch up to three miles around the waterfront neighborhood’s perimeter, providing protection to the thousands of residents that were severely affected by Super Storm Sandy. The analysis considered avoided damages from property structures and contents, as well as displacement, loss of work, and public service losses. It also quantified other social and economic benefits of the project. BJH then calculated the overall benefit cost ratios per FEMA methodology for multiple flood protection alignments to be submitted as part of the City’s HMGP application. A brochure summarizing the findings of the study can be viewed here.