New Yorkers plan for waterfront improvements to brace for extreme weather
- Year: 2013
- Length: 6:06 minutes (5.59 MB)
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Residents in the northeast still recovering from Superstorm Sandy, may get some relief soon. On Monday, the Senate approved more than $50 billion in aid to states hit by the storm. The House already passed the bill and President Obama is expected to sign it into law. The bill includes funds not only for recovery but for efforts to prevent disasters in the future, by fortifying the shoreline and strengthening infrastructure. That’s one of the key parts residents and local lawmakers have been fighting for. In New York, where sea level is expected to rise between one and two feet by the end of the century, local residents, city leaders and urban planners are trying to determine how best to prepare as the region braces for more extreme weather. FSRN's Caroline Lewis reports from New York.