According to an article published Tuesday night on the New York Times website, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer will propose some unique ways to protect the city from future storms in her State of the City address on Wednesday evening.
The story says: "Under Ms. Zimmer’s proposal, federal disaster agencies would not give money to homeowners to have their houses lifted. Instead, the money would go to the city to pay for what she calls a universal solution: building permanent walls to the north and south of the city, where the hurricane sent surges ... The city is also proposing a removable wall installed along the Hudson waterfront and floodgates in the city."
Zimmer also makes reference, in the article, to a plan to remove the city from the electronic grid during storms, and to instead connect to its own mini-grid, using alternative energy sources.
She said the mile-square city could serve as a model for other small urban areas, and noted that despite warnings, many people don't evacuate.
"Today, it's Hoboken, tomorrow, Boston," she said.
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