Senator Skelos & Governor Cuomo Annouce New York State to Provide Funding for Flood Barriers and Improve Storm Resiliency of Long Beach Industrial District

Dean G. Skelos

November 12, 2013

On Sunday, November 10, Senator Skelos joined with Governor Cuomo in Long Beach to announce that New York State is committing to fund an approximately $13 million project to provide more than 6,000 feet of flood barriers for the Long Beach industrial district. The industrial district was flooded in the storm surge brought on by Superstorm Sandy, which damaged the city’s key infrastructure facilities and resulted in the loss of essential services to the community.

Senator Skelos said, "This is a critically important investment to protect infrastructure in Long Beach and give residents greater peace of mind that the utility services they depend on will be protected from future storms. I am pleased to continue to work with the Governor to help Long Island recover and rebuild from Sandy."