Excerpt from: Public News Service (click for full article)
A high concentration of people with disabilities live in flood-prone
areas of New York such as Zone A, advocates say, so planners need to
take that into account for future storms.
All told, says Susan Dooha, executive director of the Center for the Independence of the Disabled in New York, some 118,000 people with disabilities were living in the city's major flood zone when Superstorm Sandy made its terrible impact. In one part of Zone A, she says, the occupancy rate for people with disabilities is nearly twice that of the rest of the city.
"That suggests that planning for the Zone A areas and recovery efforts should be concentrated heavily on the needs of people with disabilities."