HUD secretary to update Sandy rebuilding in NJ

HUD secretary to update post-Sandy rebuilding efforts in New Jersey

Associated Press

LITTLE FERRY, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan will be in New Jersey to update the state's rebuilding efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Gov. Chris Christie will join Donovan for the event in Little Ferry Tuesday.

President Barack Obama named Donovan to lead the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force.

On Monday, he released a report that makes 69 recommendations for developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by Sandy.

Most of the recommendations focus on planning for future storms in an age of climate change and rising sea levels. It calls for development of a more advanced electrical grid and the creation of better planning tools and standards for storm-damaged communities.

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