Comptroller’s report identifies ‘big gaps’ in Adams admin’s response to tropical storm last September

City Comptroller Brad Lander is urging Mayor Eric Adams’ administration to beef up the Big Apple’s storm preparedness as his office released a new report finding “big gaps” in the city’s response to Tropical Storm Ophelia last fall.

The report — dubbed “Is New York City Ready for Rain?” — analyzed several aspects of the city’s flash-flood readiness following the storm on Sept. 29 last year, including its operations, interagency coordination, public communications and the state of its stormwater infrastructure.