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Governor Cuomo Directs Flags to Half-Staff and Calls For a Moment Of Silence on One-Year Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on October 29, 2013 in honor of the 61 men and women who lost their lives to Superstorm Sandy ...

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Albany, NY - October 28, 2013 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on October 29, 2013 in honor of the 61 men and women who lost their lives to Superstorm Sandy in New York. Governor Cuomo has also asked for a moment of silence at 8:00 p.m. on October 29 to mark the approximate time when the storm surge in New York City first began.

“Superstorm Sandy was one of the worst natural disasters to hit our State in decades, causing widespread damage and ultimately taking the lives of 61 people in New York,” Governor Cuomo said. “As we approach the one-year anniversary of this terrible storm, our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those who perished, as well as the countless others whose lives were impacted in the days that followed.”

In addition to the substantial loss of life, material damage from Superstorm Sandy was also significant. More than 300,000 housing units were damaged or destroyed, and more than two million people were left without power, including 90% of utility customers on Long Island. Widespread flooding impacted transportation networks throughout the New York metropolitan region, and more than 2,000 members of the National Guard were deployed in New York to help local authorities respond to storm emergencies and assess the damage.