ALBANY, NY (WENY) — On the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Kathy Hochul took steps to improve storm recovery efforts. She announced a new Office of Resilient Homes and Communities that intends to work with New Yorkers and communities on mitigation projects.
Superstorm Sandy hit the northeast U.S. coastline on Oct. 29, 2012, killing hundreds and destroying thousands of homes. And today, many victims still feel Hurricane Sandy’s sting.
“You wonder what that daughter, or that husband, that spouse, son, would have looked like, what they would have done. You never forget, you never forget the loss of a loved one ever,” Hochul said.
Hochul also announced an anniversary report on the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery efforts to-date. The report includes a $19 billion investment from the state into the electric grid to protect New Yorkers from extreme weather power outages.