Cuomo: “We Have A New Reality When It Comes To These Weather Patterns”

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York City would have to rebuild to take into consideration the changing weather patterns, saying that anyone who thinks yesterday’s storm was a fluke isn’t paying attention.

“There has been a series of extreme weather incidents. That is not a political statement. That is a factual statement. Anyone who says there’s not a dramatic change in weather patterns, I think is denying reality,” Cuomo said in a briefing this morning.

Cuomo said New York City buses would be restarted today, and hopefully fully resumed tomorrow. The buses would be free today and tomorrow.

Wall Street would hopefully be back up tomorrow, Cuomo said.

Cuomo didn’t mention climate change or global warning, specifically.

“I said to the president kiddingly the other day we have a 100-year flood every two years now,” Cuomo said.

“So this city doesn’t have experience with this type of weather pattern and this type of situation. I think it’s something we are going to have to take into consideration and educate ourselves. And as we are going through the reconstruction and the rebuilding, we have to find ways to build this city back better and stronger than ever before.”

There is no power on Metro North from Manhattan to Croton Harmon on Hudson Line, the MTA said.

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