Gov. Hochul tours Great Neck station, launches recovery plan for widespread Ida damage
Gov. Kathy Hochul went to Great Neck Thursday after Ida caused devastating damage across New York.
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Areas in Nassau and Suffolk counties remained flooded after the historic rainfall, and now the recovery effort is underway.
Nassau County officials say the North Shore was hit the hardest with as many as 20 rescues from flooded out cars. Police say they also responded to 25 weather-related accidents.
The LIRR station at Great Neck had water cascading onto its platform overnight. Hochul toured the station Thursday afternoon and spoke to New Yorkers about how the recovery effort will begin.
Hochul says she will put a greater emphasis on infrastructure resiliency for flash floods, which she says are happening much more often now.
"People have been warning for decades— the effect of climate change and what it would do to our communities,” she says. “It's happening right now, it's not a future threat, it is a current situation, and it is the status quo.”
Hochul pledged to do a top-to-bottom assessment of what went wrong and what went right with this storm so the effects of climate change and flash floods can be dealt with better next time.
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