After a near-miss with Sandy, more preparations are needed
Hurricane Sandy turned the bulk of its wrath on New York and New Jersey, prompting a long recovery period. Many homes, roads, subway tracks, power lines, and critical infrastructure could not survive the rush of water. Massachusetts was spared much of the same, thanks to Sandy’s last-minute left turn. But the state may not be so lucky next time. It needs to be ready — more than it was last month.