Monday, August 29, 2011

NYC Comptroller Liu Commends Mayor Bloomberg, City Agencies and First Responders in their Handling of Hurricane Irene

Besides the one fatality I heard about that took place on City Island during Hurricane Irene, I believe most Bronx residents and most New Yorkers believe it could have been worse.

The following press release issued by Comptroller Liu gives praise to Mayor Bloomberg, various city agencies and our brave first responders. It's is refreshing to see NYC political figures rise above party lines and petty politics to give praise when praise is due.

Besides the Kudos from NYC Comptroller Liu, I also want to express a personal thank you for the handling of Hurricane Irene to our Mayor, all the city agencies involved and our emergency first responders. My sympathy to the family of the Bronx father we lost to the storm.

NEW YORK, NY – City Comptroller John C. Liu issued the following statement on the City’s response to Hurricane Irene:

“Now that Hurricane Irene has come and gone, New Yorkers should take a moment to recognize that the storm’s effects would have been much worse if Mayor Bloomberg had not taken steps to properly prepare the City for the worst storm to hit the East Coast in decades.

“Many of us are still coping with flooding or other problems brought on by Irene, but there is no doubt that the early and successful coordination of City agencies, led by the Office of Emergency Management, mitigated the storm’s impact in the City. The Mayor, his staff, agency commissioners and most importantly, our first responders, are to be commended for their extraordinary efforts to keep New Yorkers safe.”

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