Eleven states in the eastern U.S. will share $102.7 million in grants from the federal government to protect against future storms, with the greatest amount of funded projects in New Jersey and New York.
The money will fund a variety of projects to protect communities at risk from future big storms like the October 2012 one that pummeled the East Coast.
New Jersey has the largest number of approved projects at 13, including restoration of beaches, salt marshes and urban areas including Hoboken.
Vice President Joe Biden joined Governor Andrew Cuomo in Albany today to discuss rebuilding New York state and strengthening infrastructure affected by extreme weather.
Vice President Biden and Governor Cuomo held the press conference in the Red Room at the Capital building to discuss the work planned to make New York’s infrastructure systems more storm resilient, reflecting on the devastation brought on by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, and Tropical Storms Irene and Lee in 2011.
In the NFL, the Miami Dolphins ended a four-game losing streak grabbing a 22-20 triumph over Cincinnati.
Cameron Wake tackled Andy Dalton in the end zone with 6:38 remaining in overtime. The safety capped a game in which Miami blew a 17-3 lead before dropping the Bengals to 6-3. Officials reviewed Wake's third sack of the game before confirming the safety.
One year ago, Hurricane Sandy devastated the Eastern Seaboard with high winds, heavy rain and a storm surge of more than 13 feet, claiming 44 lives and displacing thousands. The Superstorm turned the greatest city in the world into a city of darkness and called new attention to climate change.