Addabbo supports tentative plan to protect coastal communities from future storm surges

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

September 27, 2022

“As we approach the 10-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy this October, I support the New York-New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study’s Tentatively Selected Plan to protect us from future storms. This tentative plan is the Multi-Basin Storm Surge Barriers with Shore-Based Measures — which manages coastal storm risk through several measures, including a storm surge barrier at the entrance to Jamaica Bay. This $52.6 billion plan has been worked on and advocated for by community leaders over the years and would create a system of flooding features to reduce the risk of coastal storm surge, while also minimizing environmental impacts to the surrounding communities. I look forward to seeing the next steps of this plan to protect our neighborhoods from damages caused by storms and hurricanes.”