NYC Council Proposes New Regulations For Storm Readiness

Law360, New York (December 18, 2012, 8:10 PM EST) -- The New York City Council on Tuesday proposed several new pieces of legislation aimed at ensuring that the city is better prepared for the next superstorm, including a bill that would require changes to the building code.

Council members made several suggestions for new legislation to determine the feasibility of relocating power lines underground, adopt the Federal Emergency Management Agency's flood elevation maps and strengthen flood-proofing requirements for buildings in vulnerable areas and health care facilities.

One suggested bill, proposed by Council Member Sara Gonzalez, would...
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