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de Blasio Lays Out Broad Plan To Combat Extreme Weather

Cars sit abandoned on the flooded Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx following a night of heavy wind and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida on September 02,  in New York City.
Cars sit abandoned on the flooded Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx following a night of heavy wind and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida on September 02, in New York City.

New York City is laying out a plan to combat extreme weather following the deadly flooding from remnants of Hurricane Ida.

Mayor de Blasio says the city will create its own tracking and weather alert system, dedicated to the New York City perspective.

“The National Weather Service, they do good and important work but we too often found the reports were too vague or too late and we need something more urgent.”

This is part of a new blue print the mayor unveiled to combat extreme weather. It also includes plans to protect basement apartment residents, reimagine the drainage system, broaden protection for inland communities and new flood warning signage.