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June 13, 2013

NYC Releases New Plan to Prepare for Extreme Weather Events

New York City is currently on pace to meet all of the long-term climate change and sustainability goals set by the mayor’s office back in 2007, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday. The city is simultaneously launching a $20 billion effort to prepare for the adverse effects of climate change.

The new plan incorporates more than 250 recommendations to improve the city's readiness for another storm like Hurricane Sandy, which caused $19 billion in damages and economic loss. New projections from city scientists also anticipate faster rising seas, hotter summers and more heavy rains, making it imperative that the city take action now, Bloomberg said in a speech announcing the new initiatives.

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