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"I thank the Rockefeller Foundation and the extraordinary members of the Commission for their hard work in developing these preliminary recommendations on a short timeline, and applaud their comprehensiveness and the vision they lay out for the future of New York State," Cuomo said Friday in a statement. "We will be reviewing them as part of our efforts to harden our critical infrastructure and to make New York State a leader in creating a more resilient, more effective infrastructure."
Some of the specific recommendations involve using natural barriers to protect New York Harbor and Long Island. Others include roll down gates and inflatable barriers to keep floodwaters out of subways.
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Adding water pumps at Mini Hermes Kelly Bag airports with emergency generators that, along with other measures, would have kept airports open during Sandy. The report notes airports are a critical piece in long term relief efforts.
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(AP) A commission formed to examine ways to guard against storms like Sandy released a report Friday that calls for flood walls in subways, water pumps at airports and sea barriers along the Hermes Lindy Original
The report recommends short and long term protections in transportation and with building codes. It suggests improvements in insurance coverage and ways to finance those improvements.
funds to cover the damage and lost economy from Superstorm Sandy, which hit Oct. 29. seaboard for as long as three weeks. At least 120 deaths were attributed to Sandy.
Allowing the growth of new grasses in wetland such as the Fire Island Wilderness breach. This would be part of more natural and man made barriers that could also increase public access to the shore and reduce "urban heat island effects."
A rapid bus transit network in dedicated lanes to reduce dependence on subways in lower Manhattan and allow exits to outer boroughs.
Burying key energy lines underground to reduce damage from downed wires.
Well stocked and disaster protected safe havens with generators in schools, hospitals and government buildings as well as big box stores and shopping malls willing to be sanctuaries in exchange for incentives and support.
The final report was first obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. The findings were officially released Friday by the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who formed the commission.
AP that there is no "single fix" to the destruction Sandy caused. The state's 30 and 40 year old wastewater systems statewide were overwhelmed by storms the last two years, the report said.
The commission recommends floodgates for tunnels, subways and airports, as well as a network of safe havens such as old civil defense shelters. The 205 page report also calls for two more tunnels out of Manhattan, a rapid bus system and another Long Island Rail Road track and details how to better pay for it all by forging new partnerships with companies. It also lists several ways to improve insurance coverage for the state and residents.
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