NYC Adds $100 Million to Coastal Flood Protection Plan

NEW YORK (AP) -

New York City officials announced Thursday a new $100 million capital commitment to protect Lower Manhattan from flooding.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials handed out “go-bags” on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. They said protection would be built from the base of the Manhattan Bridge around the tip of the island to Battery Park City.

The plan was unveiled as the city is competing for $500 million in federal funding. It is part of the city’s overarching $20 billion plan created in the wake of Superstorm Sandy in 2012.