Greenhouse gas emissions are changing the climate faster than we can change our infrastructure. New Yorkers can expect rainfall volumes and intensities that our city’s infrastructure was not designed to capture. Although the City is transforming the way rainfall is managed, it may take years before residents see the full benefits of these improvements.
Protecting New Yorkers from the damaging effects of stormwater flooding in the immediate term requires action from both City government and New Yorkers. Rainfall Ready NYC outlines the shared responsibilities New Yorkers and City government can do to combat intense storms, together, today.
Together, we can keep ourselves and our families safe and minimize property damages as larger scale infrastructure is designed and built.
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