Seven Years Since Hurricane Sandy And Southern Brooklyn Is Not Prepared
Hurricane Sandy slammed into Brooklyn in 2012. It caused 43 deaths and $19 billion in widespread devastation. Seven years later, the effects of the storm still linger. Though much work was done and promises were made, some weren’t kept and some weren’t enough.
In September, we asked the Mayor’s Office if the city was resilient. Jainey Bavishi, the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Resiliency told us that it was more resilient than ever.
“We’re bolstering New York City’s defenses against climate threats with a bold and unprecedented $20 billion resiliency plan,” Bavishi said. “There is no quick fix for the risks we face, but the City’s efforts have already made New Yorkers safer and will continue to ensure that our neighborhoods, economy, and public services will be ready to withstand and emerge stronger from the impacts of climate change.”