NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Staten Island’s shoreline will get some much-needed reinforcements before hurricane season starts.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation will work together on short-term measures to build up the east and south shores of the borough decimated in superstorm Sandy.
City Councilman Vincent Ignizio said since every storm has the potential for disaster, many Staten Islanders have questioned whether to stay so close to the shore.
“Constituent from Tottenville said ‘look, we’re afraid to come back because all of the protection we once had is now gone,'” Ignizio said. “There is fear that exists.”