A man takes a picture of destroyed homes on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York borough of Queens on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants huge electrical transformers hauled to upper floors of commercial buildings and the ability to shutter subways as part of a $9 billion plan to protect New York City from the next superstorm. Mr. Cuomo said that the government must take preventive measures now to avoid future loss of life and billions more in damage. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Photo by: Seth Wenig

A man takes a picture of destroyed homes on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York borough of Queens on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants huge electrical transformers hauled to upper floors of commercial buildings and the ability to shutter subways as part of a $9 billion plan to protect New York City from the next superstorm. Mr. Cuomo said that the government must take preventive measures now to avoid future loss of life and billions more in damage. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)