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K00959 Summary:

SPONSORPheffer Amato
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K00959 Text:

Assembly Resolution No. 959
BY: M. of A. Pheffer Amato
        COMMEMORATING  the  10th  Anniversary of Hurricane
        Sandy, which made landfall in the State of New  York
        on October 29, 2012
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body  recognizes  the  epic devastation
caused by Hurricane Sandy, and the far-reaching loss of  life,  property
damage  and  emotional  trauma that was sustained by the victims of this
tragedy; and
  WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body, joining with the
people of the State of New York, to commemorate the 10th Anniversary  of
Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall on October 29th, and lasted through
October 30, 2012; and
  WHEREAS,  Hurricane  Sandy,  informally  referred  to  as Superstorm
Sandy, was the deadliest, most destructive, and strongest  hurricane  of
the  2012  Atlantic hurricane season, causing an untold level of damage;
in total, over 300 homes were destroyed and  nearly  70,000  residential
units were damaged, including in one case where over 100 homes in Breezy
Point, Queens were destroyed by a fire; and
  WHEREAS,  While  Hurricane  Sandy  horribly  damaged  the State as a
whole, it  particularly  decimated  and  caused  grievous  harm  to  the
neighborhoods  on  the  East  and  South  Shores  of  Staten Island, the
shorefront communities of South  Queens,  and  Southern  Brooklyn  where
those  communities  were directly exposed to storm surge and destructive
waves along the shore; it is in those communities that over 90%  of  the
buildings  were  damaged  and  over  70% of the buildings were marked as
being seriously damaged or destroyed by the Department of Buildings; and
  WHEREAS, Upon their lives being completely upended and after  losing
everything,  families  were displaced and forced to live in hotels, with
relatives in different communities, shelters or other temporary  housing
units; and
  WHEREAS,  The  result  of  the  storm  inflicted over $32 billion in
damage throughout the State of New  York,  with  $19  billion  worth  of
damage  reported  directly to New York City; it also caused the death of
53 individuals, with over 40 being from the New York  City  region,  and
continues   to  this  day  to  cause  serious  psychological  trauma  to
individuals; and
  WHEREAS, The Great State of New York was  determined  to  come  back
from  this  disaster and through a united front with individuals, heroic
volunteers, government agencies and civic groups throughout  the  State,
the communities impacted were able to rebuild and bring in a new age for
their neighborhoods and the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  appropriate  to  pause in order to reflect on this
natural disaster one decade later to profoundly mourn the tragic loss of
life  and  livelihood,  and  to  applaud  all  those   individuals   who
volunteered  their time and efforts to the many years of cleaning up and
rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this  Resolution,  suitably  engrossed,  be
transmitted  to The Honorable Kathy Hochul, Governor of the State of New
York, any and all community groups and volunteers  who  assisted  others
before, during and after Hurricane Sandy.
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