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State Registries Saved Lives During Sandy, But Not in NYC


In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a registry that would allow disaster responders to know where to find people most urgently in need of aid. But he does not appear to have followed through.


The bottom line is that no one’s ever really done the job of putting together the registry,” said formerAssemblymember Richard Brodsky, who has scrutinized New York City’s disaster preparedness as chair of the state Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions,. “It’s gotten lost in the shuffle."