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Hurricane Ida shows the need for greater protection from future storms

Joanne Parkinson

5th September 2021

The mayor of New York has announced that the effects of Hurricane Ida show that more needs to be done in the future to prevent the same devastation happening again.

The storm took the north-east by surprise with dozens of people dying, many drowning in basement apartments in New York. The city of New York's governance has faced heavy criticism, in particular, for not providing enough warning time for people to prepare for the torrential rain which caused flooding. It has now been said that when future events occur, the city should always prepare for the worst, to avoid a repeat event.

Finding out how the city can prepare more effectively and better respond to extreme weather will be the focus of a 30-day task force set up by New York's mayor.

For more on this report, check out the Guardian article.


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