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Cuomo: Storm Brings 'New Reality'

Editor’s Note: This story was written and submitted by David Reich-Hale.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday called Hurricane Sandy "truly frightening."

He then went on to say New York residents should brace themselves for more of the same.
In an interview with Albany radio station Talk 1300-AM, Cuomo said "We have a 100-year flood every two years now."

Cuomo added, "There has been a series of extreme weather incidents. That is not a political statement, that is a factual statement. Anyone who says there's not a dramatic change in weather patterns, I think is denying reality."

The governor also said the flooding on the south shore of Nassau and Suffolk counties was as bad as anything he had seen in New York.

Recovery costs along the eastern seaboard are expected to be record setting - perhaps as much as $20 billion - and Cuomo said he spoke to President Obama twice to request federal assistance. In a press conference this afternoon, the president said federal funds will be made available to New York, New Jersey and other impacted areas.

Hurricane Sandy's trail of destruction on Long Island was sweeping. A man in Lloyd Harbor was killed when a tree fell on him. Meanwhile, floods consumed waterfront communities throughout Long Island.
Mary Beth October 30, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Thank you, governor. We need to overwhelm the lunatic fringe and puppets of oil and coal companies with the truth. Denying climate change after storms like this is like denying the earth is round.
Maureen Kammerer October 31, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Thank you, Gov. Cuomo...this IS our "new" reality...weather conditions will only continue to defy our definition of the "norm"...we need to acknowledge this trend and rise to meet it so we aren't left befuddled and in the dark as to how we need proceed. I don't believe fear is the necessary component.( sorry Fox 5 news)... I do believe valid, authentic information is.
JJJ October 31, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Cuomo will always be a jerk and a true liberal trying to sell global warming now known as climate change. Sorry but it is a hoax and a money maker for many (just ask Al Gore).
Prophet October 31, 2012 at 06:20 AM
All of you people who have commented, and those that will comment, should read the Holy Bible and note these days that have come to past. For those who will ask "where" or say "show me", I leave it to you to search. If I tell you where to look, you will go directly there and learn nothing, but if you are in search of answers, you'll find more than you are looking for, while searching multiple books of the Holy Bible.
Hazel Wilkonson the First October 31, 2012 at 05:47 PM
JJJ, thankfully you are among the last of an ever-shrinking club of science-denying ignoramuses who would see the planet destroyed to satisfy your right wing thirst. A "hoax"? Wake up.


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