NEW YORK CITY ANNOUNCES FINAL UPDATED HURRICANE EVACUATION ZONES: CONEY ISLAND IS ZONE 1 (Formerly Zone A)
Evacuation Zones 1 through 6 replace Zones A, B and C - Providing More Flexibility to Tailor Evacuations Based on Storm Conditions
New Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder at www.nyc.gov
Multi-Year Investments to Fortify Vulnerable Neighborhoods and Increase Economic Development Across the City - Including Areas Recovering from Hurricane Sandy
Mayor’s Address and the Report - “A Stronger, More Resilient New York” - Read the whole report here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/sirr/html/report/report.shtml
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today presented “A Stronger, More Resilient New York,” the comprehensive and ambitious report that analyzes the city’s climate risks and outlines recommendations to protect neighborhoods and infrastructure from future climate events. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg launched the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency and charged it with recommending steps the City should take to protect against the impacts of climate change. Under the leadership of Seth W. Pinsky and using the foundation built through the City’s comprehensive sustainability agenda, PlaNYC, the Special Initiative produced the 430-page report, “A Stronger, More Resilient New York,” with more than 250 specific recommendations to further fortify the city against climate events. The Mayor released the report today in an extensive presentation to elected officials, business and community leaders and leading climate experts at the Duggal Greenhouse – which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy and has since reopened as one of the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s 330 businesses. The following is an overview of the innovative recommendations proposed in the report, available on www.nyc.gov, and excerpts from the Mayor’s prepared remarks.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today released Preliminary Work Mapsfor New York City that reflect the latest refinements to the ongoing analysis of coastal flood hazards. The release of the Preliminary Work Maps is the next step in the coastal Flood Insurance Study update. The Preliminary Work Maps replace the Advisory Base Flood Elevation Maps for New York City that were released earlier this year. Property owners should use these new maps to inform rebuilding and other ongoing construction.
Visit www.Region2Coastal.com for more information on the Preliminary Work Maps.
The construction bid for the program is open until June 18th at 11:30AM. Follow the link below to find more information about the program and how to apply.
Using Federal Aid, NYC Build it Back Addresses Housing Needs for Affected Residents
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Operations Cas Holloway, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations Brad Gair and Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua today announced NYC Build it Back, a new City program to assist homeowners, landlords and tenants in the five boroughs whose homes were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. In the days following the storm, the City led one of the fastest disaster recovery efforts ever seen, helping more than 20,000 families return to their homes through the Rapid Repairs program,and that work continues today. As the City shifts its focus to long-term rebuilding, NYC Build it Back is designed to make the newly available Federal aid simple and understandable, and the program will provide assistance – including grants and loans – to New Yorkers still recovering from the storm. New York City residents can begin registering for the program by calling 311 or visiting www.nyc.gov. NYC Build it Back provides multiple pathways to help affected residents return to more sustainable housing and recover out-of-pocket costs resulting from the storm. Beginning next month, registrants will be contacted by a Housing Recovery Specialist who will help them review their options and guide them through each step of the process. The Mayor made the announcement in the Blue Room at City Hall, where he was joined by Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Congressman Michael Grimm and Council Members Vincent Ignizio, Deborah Rose, James Oddo, Domenic Recchia, Jr. and Donovan Richards.