“The biggest challenge that we face is adapting our city to risks associated with climate change. And meeting that challenge will require us to take a leap into the future. . .the good news is, compared to any other American city, we’ve got a running head start.” – Mayor Michael Bloomberg remarks, announcing the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency on December 6, 2012
In December 2012, Mayor Bloomberg created the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR) to address how to create a more resilient New York City in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, with a long-term focus on preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change. A final report, released in June, presents actionable recommendations both for rebuilding the communities impacted by Sandy and increasing the resilience of infrastructure and buildings citywide.
If you are in need of immediate recovery assistance or looking for information on the City’s plan for federal relief, please go to www.nyc.gov/recovery