The Office of the Queens Borough President continues to play a vital role in Hurricane Sandy recovery effort. As the City’s Build it Back program enters its final stages, the Borough President’s Hurricane Relief Task Force maintains a regular meeting schedule. By bringing together city, state and federal agencies, elected officials and community stakeholders, the Hurricane Relief Task Force fulfills its commitment to ensuring that storm-impacted residents and business owners rebuild and recover from the devastation our borough experienced in October 2012.
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Concerns about climate change and the affects that rising sea levels will play when planning the future for coastal communities is among the greatest challenges we face in the Borough of Queens. Developing strategies for long-term resiliency projects that keep all our residents and business safe in shoreline neighborhoods are paramount as sea levels and flood insurance costs rise.
The Queens Borough President will continue to work with government partners, and community members to identify and implement resiliency solutions that allow for safety and growth in our coastal communities.