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Cuomo pushes protecting NYC against future storms

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to push protecting New York City from what he fears is a new pattern of violent storms, possibly including construction of levees and sea walls. More from WAMC's Dave Lucas

Cuomo says climate change requires rebuilding the city to help prevent future damage like that from Hurricane Sandy.

Cuomo says Wednesday the massive undertaking must begin now, repeating concerns he first mentioned Tuesday.

At a news conference with Cuomo, fellow Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand blamed Washington for failing to make climate change a priority.

And Sen. Charles Schumer said the nation must take the "bull by the horns" to reduce global warming and protect against rising tides and violent storms.

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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.