Superstorm Sandy makes landfall on the East Coast. Source: US Office of Response and Restoration blog

Superstorm Sandy makes landfall on the East Coast. Source: US Office of Response and Restoration blog

The Brooklyn Long Term Recovery Group and New York Disaster Interfaith Services are holding a mayoral forum on “Hurricane Sandy Relief & the Future of NYC’s Flood Zone,” tomorrow, June 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Shorefront YM-YWHA, 3300 Coney Island Avenue near the Brighton Beach boardwalk.

With thousands still struggling to rebuild at an estimated cost of $20 billion after the October 2012 superstorm upended their lives, 37 percent of New York City residents — approximately three million people — now live in areas that could be affected by future storms and rising sea levels.

Tomorrow, mayoral candidates will address issues on current and future policies for Sandy relief, including the disbursement of recovery funds, disaster preparedness of New York City’s flood zone, NYCHA funding, mold remediation programs, new building regulations for the flood zone, flood protection, restoration of services, and future preparedness.

As of this writing, the candidates that have confirmed their attendance are Sal Albanese, Bill de Blasio, John Liu, Anthony Weiner, Erick Salgado, Adolfo Carrion and John Catsimatidis.

The mayoral hopefuls will speak before a large gathering of Sandy survivors from across the city. Also present will be relief agency workers, volunteers, representatives from the Long Term Recovery Groups of all five boroughs, national and international relief agencies, congregations, and community organizations active in recovery and rebuilding efforts. Candidates will address the host of issues facing New York City’s Hurricane Sandy recovery and future preparedness efforts.

To learn more, email nycsandyforum@gmail.com.

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