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Report: New York authorities were warned of potential superstorm

Posted On Wed, December 12, 2012

New York citizens have been rattled by a recent revelations showing that New York politicians and city officials were warned decades ago about the possibility for a superstorm.

The devastation in lower Manhattan and along the New York shoreline has left many accusing state officials of a lack of preparation. Now, with the knowledge that they had been warned of the possibility of the storm, many residents are understandably upset.

According to Insurance Journal, more than three decades before Hurricane Sandy struck the shore, a state law and several other pieces of legislation went into play, advising city officials to perfect the city's emergency plan and formulate a regularly-updated plan for the restoration of necessary services, including subways and gas stations.

Governor Andrew Cuomo admits that the warnings were ignored, noting that officials didn't believe that such a storm would ever hit the city.

Property and homeowners insurance providers in the area are now facing billions of dollars in insured losses, leading Sandy to be the second-most expensive storm to ever make landfall in the United States.

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