After Sandy, New York Will Hold Strategic Gasoline Reserves

A year after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast, cutting power and causing billions in damages, the state of New York is taking steps to build backup systems in the event of another catastrophic storm.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Saturday that the state would begin holding as much as 3 million gallons of fuel in reserve at a site on Long Island, a response to long lines and service disruptions New Yorkers experienced after Hurricane Sandy disrupted supply lines across the Atlantic seaboard.