Council to probe Mayor De Blasio, MTA unpreparedness for storm

The City Council will hold an oversight hearing on Sept. 14 to probe why Mayor Bill de Blasio and the MTA were caught flat-footed when catastrophic flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida killed 13 New Yorkers.

“What happened on Wednesday raises several urgent questions, including why we weren’t better prepared for an anticipated storm,” City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said in a statement Friday.

“We know climate change is an unavoidable factor at this point, so at the very least, we need an infallible plan to warn and protect New Yorkers for the storms to come,” said Johnson and three colleagues — Councilman Justin Brannan (D-Brooklyn) who chairs

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