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superstorm Sandy

Sandy Report Details New York's Storm Needs

by Associated Press, Michael Gormley

Flickr/ cwbuecheler

Floodgates for tunnels, subways and airports as well as a network of safe havens like old Civil Defense shelters should be among quick, simple preventive measures New York installs for future storms, according to the full report by an expert panel examining Superstorm Sandy's effects in New York.

Public Advocate Proposes Post-Sandy Mold Plan

by Associated Press

Azi Paybarah, flickr

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio says more needs to be done to fight mold in homes flooded by Superstorm Sandy.

Unchecked mold is a health hazard to people with mold allergies.

De Blasio is asking for FEMA aid to fund more inspections. He's also calling on the city to set up a mold hotline and perform health monitoring.

He says thousands of moldy homes are making New Yorkers sick.

$9 Billion Proposal to Protect NYC from Future Storms

by Associated Press
Large Storm.

Wikimedia Commons

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants huge electrical transformers hauled to upper floors of commercial buildings, the ability to shutter subways, tunnels and airports from flood waters, and health facility backup power sources placed on higher ground as part of a $9 billion plan to protect New York City from the next superstorm.

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