A presidential task force says America needs a better plan for protecting the country's infrastructure system during natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy.
In a new report, the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force highlighted ways cities can improve the response to natural disasters, including using federal money for new flood protection standards for coastal communities.
"How to go about getting help from the government faster than we did last time because it was very slow," one New York homeowner told CBS News TV station WCBS 880. "We've got to find out how to rectify the problem once it's already done."
The money would also be used to upgrade existing infrastructure, like the electrical grid.
The task force says spending money now would save money in the future.