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Sandy meeting now March 10

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Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:37 am, Thu Mar 13, 2014.

The Howard Beach New York Rising Community Planning Committee’s public meeting on Sandy reconstruction has been rescheduled for March 10. The meeting had been planned for last Monday, but the bad weather forced its cancellation.

The meeting will allow for public comment on Gov. Cuomo’s task force’s plan for post-Hurricane Sandy recovery in the neighborhoods of Howard Beach and Hamilton Beach. There will be an open house and presentations will be offered to the general public from 3 to 9 p.m. at Russo’s On The Bay at 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd.

The meeting is slated to include a demonstration on flood barriers from 4 to 5 p.m., a presentation by the state Department of Environmental Conservation from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and a formal presentation from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The meeting will provide the public the opportunity to see plans for reconstruction and shore protection in Howard Beach and offer comments on ideas and proposals.

Established by Cuomo in 2013, New York Rising consists of committees around the state made up of neighborhood leaders focused on storm recovery.

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