24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site

RSS

Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

Sandy Recovery Chief: Not All Areas Worth Rebuilding

A top official from the Obama administration said Thursday that for some areas struggling to pick up the pieces from Hurricane Sandy, it may not be the best decision to rebuild.

"In most places we can rebuild with smart mitigation measures. Elevate homes, take other steps," said Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan. "There will be some small share of communities, though, where it makes sense, and I would emphasize very small share, where it may not make sense to rebuild at all.

Source: NY1. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

advertisement