Sandy Survivors for Affordable Insurance Legislation

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    Petitioning Bill de Blasio, Andrew Cuomo, FEMA

    Stop NYC and NY State from denying Red Hook $100 Million in flood protection funds

    The Red Hook Integrated Flood Protection System must be on par with other NYC resiliency projects, protect the entire community, and be recognized by FEMA. The Feasibility Study for this project is underway and what happens now determines the future of this project. Please sign this petition today, in this critical period, requesting adequate funding for an effective and innovative flood protection system for the entire Red Hook community. In January 2014, as part of Reimagining New York for a New Reality Governor Cuomo announced a major flood-resiliency City/State project for Red Hook, Brooklyn: “Red Hook Flood Protection: To protect the low-lying neighborhood of Red Hook in Brooklyn, the State is developing a $200 million partnership with New York City to construct a comprehensive flood management system the 1st of its kind in the nation in the community.” The Governor went on to say: “The new Reality in New York is we are getting hit by 100-year storms every couple of years. We have to wake up to that new reality by completely reimagining our state to be ready for any future disaster.” The community of Red Hook has now been told that this joint city/state project has only $100,000,000 in funding, not the original $200,000,000. The community of Red Hook, therefore, demands the restoration of the funding as stated by Governor Cuomo. The Integrated Flood Protection System (IFPS) for Red Hook must be built to protect the entire community. Likewise, we request that, this “stand alone” project be built in a way that can be augmented in order to keep up with sea level rise. Finally, in order to avoid economic displacement related to increasing flood insurance premiums, we ask that the IFPS be recognized by FEMA as providing mitigation in a major flooding event and that NFIP premiums factor the comprehensive flood management system in Red Hook. Read more:

    Sandy Survivors for Affordable Insurance Legislation
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