Hurricane Preparation

The Brian Lehrer Show

Preparing New York for the Next Storm

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg has announced his plans to prepare New York City infrastructure and operations for future storms. Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, discusses the $20 billion proposal.

→ Resources: Full Proposal | Bloomberg Presentation (PDF) | WNYC News Rundown | NYTimes Report

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Forecasting the Hurricane Season

Friday, May 31, 2013

Hurricane season starts tomorrow. James Franklin, branch chief of the Hurricane Specialist Unit at the National Hurricane Center, talks about how meteorologists tracked Sandy last year and what lessons were learned from that storm.  Plus, as the National Hurricane Center prepares their forecast for this year's hurricane season, he explains how predictions are made, how they can get better, and why they'll never be perfect.

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The Takeaway

Hurricane Sandy Approaches New Jersey Coastline

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy-related flooding has already been reported as far north as New Jersey. Scott Gurian, freelance reporter in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey describes the view from the beach.