City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley and Rep. Anthony Weiner cited damage in Middle Village following the September macroburst that struck the area as the reason for wanting to relocate the power lines.
President Obama has declared a major disaster in New York City following last month’s deadly storm that spawned two devastating tornadoes, killing one woman and causing massive damage.
Paterson said he was seeking Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance in all five boroughs for the costs of response, debris removal and repairs to public property.
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials hit the Big Apple on Wednesday to see whether the damage from last week’s storm meets the threshold of $25 million for federal aid.
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