Long Island has 22 NY Rising communities—13 in Nassau County and nine in Suffolk County. Long Island's coastal communities were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene. As of February 2018, there are 88 NY Rising projects in various stages of implementation within the Long Island Region, 58 in Nassau County and 30 in Suffolk County. Examples of the types of projects in implementation include construction of drainage infrastructure improvements to reduce flooding, construction of new, and upgrades to, existing storm shelters, reconstruction of bridges, parkland improvements, and the addition of solar power backup to streetlights.
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