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 May 2019, there are 98 NY Rising projects in various stages of implementation within the Long Island Region, including 68 in Nassau County and 29 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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NOTE: The NY Rising Community Reconstruction plans referenced on these pages are comprehensive planning documents created by and for the affected communities. For this reason, the documents describe projects that were discussed; however, not all of these were selected by the community as priorities to be funded.