New York, NY, Oct 31, 2012 — Governor Cuomo, who says he spent a "frightening" night monitoring storm devastation in lower Manhattan, held a briefing Tuesday addressing short term repair efforts and long term weather concerns.
Governor Cuomo spent Monday night traveling lower Manhattan, including the ground zero construction site where water was pouring in at one point. He says he saw many “frightening” sights, including the Hudson River streaming into the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel at the tip of Manhattan, and the Hudson and East Rivers rising up and converging in downtown New York.
As the lengthy flood recovery begins, the governor says the “most devastating news” of Sandy’s effects is the death of 15 New Yorkers in the storm.
“My guess is, if anything, that number is going to get larger,” Cuomo said.