Mayor Menino Announces Comprehensive Actions to Better Prepare Boston for Storms like Sandy
Applauds the Release of Boston Harbor Association Report “Preparing for the Rising Tide”
Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced new planning and policy initiatives to better prepare Boston for Hurricane Sandy-like storms and other effects from the changing climate.
“The government and private sector need to be proactive in planning for a future with rising sea levels and future storms like Sandy,” Mayor Menino said. “The steps that I am announcing today will help make our waterfront and the rest of Boston better prepared to handle future storms and get the city back in business as quickly as possible.”
In the wake of Sandy’s devastation on the East Coast, Mayor Menino is raising the profile of the City of Boston’s ongoing efforts and taking further actions to better prepare the City for future storms and other natural hazards associated with climate change. Mayor Menino also heralded the release of The Boston Harbor Association’s report, Preparing for the Rising Tide, which outlines vulnerabilities of Boston’s coastline and recommends how the private and public sectors can work together to address them. …(more).