Regional impacts of wetlands on property damage during Hurricane Sandy. Map showing spatial variation in property damages during Hurricane Sandy if all existing wetlands were lost, as a percentage of the original damage. That is, loss differences are relative to the losses for the “Wetlands Present” scenario. Dark red areas benefit the most from having wetlands and dark blue areas, the least. Negative values indicate higher damage due to wetlands (i.e. loss reduction % is <0) and positive values indicate lower damage due to wetlands (i.e. loss reduction % is >0). The changes are shown across the 12 states on the US Atlantic coast affected by the hurricane. In the legend, ‘0’ values refer to all areas where loss difference is <0.5% of the damage for “Wetlands Present”. The map is produced with the results of the Regional Study using ArcGIS v10.4.1 software. Light Grey Canvas basemap is the intellectual property of Esri and is reprinted from Esri under a CC BY license with permission from Esri and its licensors, all rights reserved. Sources: Esri, DeLorme, HERE, MapmyIndia.