Bloomberg to announce post Sandy preparation plans Tuesday
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to deliver his long-awaited study Tuesday that will give ideas on how to protect the city from future superstorms, and his team gave a taste of some of its findings Monday.
Officials who helped with the study and FEMA said Monday that climate change will result in a wider range of city areas being affected by flooding.
The weather could also result in longer, hotter summers, Seth Pinsky, the former deputy mayor who is overseeing the post-Sandy study, told reporters.
"By the 2050s, New York could have as many 90-degree days as Birmingham, Alabama, does today," he said.
FEMA's new flood maps show that 2% of the city is subject to high velocity wave action, double the previous amount. The maps encompass 400,000 people and 70,000 buildings, according to FEMA.