In glossy new report, Cuomo administration touts Irene/Lee response


Saturday will mark the one-year anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene touching down in New York, leaving a trail of destruction in its path throughout the Catskills and parts of the Hudson Valley.

Today, top aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his cabinet members highlighted the state’s response in a news conference, touting $574 million in state aid that has gone out to municipalities, businesses and homeowners who are still dealing with damage from the storm (as well as Tropical Storm Lee, which struck a week later.)

“We want to mark the devastation that those storms caused here in New York, as well as the unprecedented response efforts, the outpouring of goodwill of New Yorkers that saved many lives and helped communities across the state rebuild,” said Howard Glaser, Cuomo’s director of state operations.

And to mark the occasion, the Cuomo administration released a 23-page glossy report on its response to the storm as well as communities’ recovery efforts. The report — “New York State Responds” — can be read below.

In all, according to the report, the storms caused about $1.5 billion in damage across the state, based on claims that have been filed with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The state, meanwhile, has doled out $574.2 million thus far, though a large chunk of $297 million in transportation infrastructure costs are scheduled to be reimbursed by the federal government.

Below, you can watch part of Glaser’s opening presentation. The report can be read after the jump.

Irene One Year


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  1. HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller on

    I read ( this pointing finger ) at pouting fingers! Here! I am just writing a sentence! And, I am writing this not to be ” critical for the sake of being critical” to The Honorable Govornor of My State for whom I have ( Tremendous Respect in Person ) I come from a Family of Three Generations of Constitutionalists; Prior to My Family’s Blood Lines, Birth Certificate of My Blood Line and The Presence and Honorable Graves of their last Resting Place is even Traceable to My Past Four Generations! That’s Real Blue Blood!

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    Fair! …..

    HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller

  2. HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller on

    What? ” In glossy new report,…..” This is called ” Glossy Report” uh!
    This ain’t no ” glossy Report!”…..
    THE GLOSSY REPORT will be the One I will write! Let’s call it ” The Promised Report”…..And, before I write it and hold My Pen! I will TAKE A PUBLIC OATH in Front of A Church with MY Right hand On a Bible! The Book of God! And My Christian Nation, My People! They are me and I AM them!

    HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller.