A Year After Sandy, Menino Unveils ‘Climate-Ready’ Study

BOSTON (CBS) — A year after Superstorm Sandy hit the New Jersey coastline, Mayor Tom Menino will outline ways Boston can prepare for the next big storm.

Sandy missed Boston’s high tide by five hours, sparing the city from a 100-year flood.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Carl Stevens reports

A Year After Sandy, Menino Unveils 'Climate-Ready' Study

In Massachusetts, Superstorm Sandy caused flooding and power outages and pummeled parts of the coastline.

The state has received $10.4 million in federal funding for four ecological restoration projects stemming from Sandy.

The projects are all located on Cape Cod or southeastern Massachusetts.

Tuesday, Menino plans to unveil “climate-ready” Boston, a study on municipal vulnerability to climate change.

Part of that preparation revolves around construction and structural improvements, according to Brian Swett, of Boston’s chief of the environment and energy department.

“We want to not miss any opportunities over the next several decades as we do all normal capital repair and replacements to make sure we’re reducing the vulnerabilities of our buildings,” Swett said.

In Menino’s last speech on energy and the environment while he’s in office, he will also discuss steps his successor can take to try to make Boston the greenest city in America.

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