Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that New York and the nation's other coastal states have to rebuild against severe storms and flooding that are likely in the future.
"Extreme weather is the new reality," Cuomo said, before describing an estimated $16 billion in projects he proposes launching this year.
Superstorm Sandy in 2012 caused $32 billion in damage to New York, which so far received half of an initial $12 billion in federal supplemental funding for storm relief and reconstruction, he said.
While talking about economic development Biden told a story mentioning Auburn, New York. It starts at about the 43 minute mark in the video.
Governor Cuomo told the Vice President "we are prepared for situations like Superstorm Sandy."