They say hindsight is 20/20, but what if we had been warned about Hurricane Sandy as far back as thirty years ago? A report by AP now shows that New York actually began working on new legislation to prepare for scenarios that seem strangely similar to what happened during Sandy all the way back 1978. Officials of yore even predicted flooded subway lines and massive coastal surges, and rightly assumed that the Rockaways peninsula would be most at risk. Yet, despite the 1978 law, which called for a regularly updated plan that would help to restore vital services to the city, it seems the state and city did not take the warnings about the superstorm as seriously as it should.
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