NYC looks to limit climate change’s impact with flood resiliency projects. Here’s where they stand.

CBS: How well is New York City prepared for the complexities of climate change, like flooding? Since Superstorm Sandy hit in 2012, New York has been increasing its flood resiliency plans.

“The reality is we’re never going to be fully prepared for a storm like Sandy,” New York Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Rohit Aggarwala said.

New York City’s flood resiliency efforts

New York City is known as a concrete jungle due to its high rises, lack of trees, congestion, and toughness. It’s also a coastal city.

A $1.5 billion East Side Coastal Resiliency Project at Stuyvesant Cove Park is the largest single coastal flood resiliency undertaking in New York City, Aggarwala said.

“This will keep up to 13 feet of tidal surge in the East River and protect the East Side,” Aggarwala said.