Lawmaker ‘amazed’ at New York’s preparedness
MANILA, Philippines—The chairperson of the Senate committee on climate change is amazed at the sense of preparedness and political will of New York’s local officials as Hurricane Sandy hit the US east coast.
“Their sense of preparedness is amazing and the political will of their leaders like Mayor Bloomberg is laudable considering he closed down the subways, forcibly evacuated residents as he did in Hurricane Irene,” Senator Loren Legarda said when asked if there was anything the Philippines could learn from the US response to the “Frankenstorm.”
“Even President Obama has been on national TV warning people to take it seriously,” Legarda told the Inquirer.—Norman Bordadora
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