NYC’s mayor also identified current improvement measures such as extending evacuations zones. He also assigned researchers from the Economic Development Corporation to find out what is needed in order to sustain disasters such as a category 2 hurricane.
Hurricane Sandy was the first storm of its strength the state has ever experienced.
City officials like Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway says he has plans to assess which measures were and were not successful after the storm.
Bloomberg did not specify on rebuilding costs, however he did mention that several private firms have agreed to help.
Five weeks after Sandy, several Lower Manhattan buildings were still without phone services. Bloomberg said Con Edison had agreed to make a $250 million investment to “harden its electric, gas and steam systems.”
“You don’t have to be a believer in climate change to know the dangers of extreme weather are already here,” Bloomberg said.