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SOURCE New York Insurance Association
NYIA Issues White Paper on Lessons Learned After Sandy and Possible Ways to Strengthen New York
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The one year anniversary of Sandy is an appropriate time for New York and its residents to reevaluate how we prepare for and respond to disasters. The New York Insurance Association (NYIA) has released a white paper with 35 potential action items for consideration by the state and others involved in responding to a disaster.
"Sandy was unlike any storm New York has seen in recent years," Ellen Melchionni, president of the New York Insurance Association said. "Given the extreme circumstances the response by all involved was exemplary, but Sandy did teach us a variety of lessons that can be employed when responding to catastrophes in the future."
NYIA's Lessons Learned After Sandy and Possible Ways to Strengthen New York white paper is available on the association's website.
Key findings include:
The white paper was created based on information presented at the Strengthen New York Disaster Preparedness and Flood Readiness Summit that NYIA hosted last month in two locations. The first was held on September 16 in Syracuse. The second was held on September 18 in New York City. A broad-based group of stakeholders participated in both events, offering suggestions on how New York could be better prepared for crisis situations.
"Disasters by their very nature are extraordinarily challenging," Melchionni said. "It is often not easy to find solutions to the problems presented. The key is that all those involved in disaster preparedness, response and recovery work together to ensure that New York is in a better place next time."
The New York Insurance Association (NYIA®) is a state trade association that has represented the property and casualty insurance industry for more than 130 years. For more information about NYIA, visit www.nyia.org.
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