U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement on the ninth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy making landfall in New York:
“Nine years after Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New York, devastating families, destroying homes and our coastlines, we are not as far along as we should be on completing the crucial storm mitigation and climate resiliency projects needed to protect our frontline communities from extreme weather events.
“What we experienced as a result of Hurricane Ida serves as an all too clear reminder of the immediate threat of climate change, and why this work remains urgent and necessary. I will continue fighting for the funding needed to complete these critical projects, and remain committed to making sure New Yorkers get the relief they are owed. We cannot compromise on the long-term planning needed to ensure we never again experience the loss and heartbreak we did because of Superstorm Sandy.”