Julie’s Climate Story


Julie McCooey


Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

How are you sensing climate change?

I saw my Aunt and Uncle’s beach house and the neighborhood I grew up visiting every summer underwater during Hurricane Sandy. We evacuated during the storm, but I saw an aerial view of her neighborhood underwater in a newspaper while I was home with no power. Since I have seen how the beaches have gotten smaller and how all of the homes have been raised.

How do these changes make you feel?

They are eye opening to the impacts of climate change and motivating to help create resilience and preventative efforts.


Northeastern Region



Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

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