Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NYC Agrees to Change Preparations for People with Disabilities During Disasters

As an agency which was affected by Super Storm Sandy, we're glad the city is taking action. 

ew York City has agreed to make sweeping changes in its accommodations for people with disabilities during disasters and other emergencies, according to newly filed court papers.The agreement seeks to resolve a lawsuit filed in 2011 after Tropical Storm Irene, which accused the city of failing to develop adequate plans to help shelter, transport and evacuate disabled residents. The issues became more urgent after Hurricane Sandy, which caused widespread flooding and lengthy blackouts and left many residents trapped in high-rise buildings, waiting for help.

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