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01/28/2015 11:50 am ET

Bill De Blasio Tells 'Today' He Doesn't Regret Storm Precautions: 'You Can't Put A Price On Safety'

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Winter storm Juno may not have been the massive, "historic" blizzard it was expected to be, but New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has no regrets about the safety measures he took ahead of the storm.

"It was the right thing to do to take precautions and keep people safe," he told the "Today" show co-hosts Wednesday morning. "You can't put a price on safety."

De Blasio has been criticized for his decision to essentially shut down the city in preparation for the blizzard, closing schools and subways, ordering a driving ban after 11 p.m. on Monday and declaring a "winter weather state of emergency."

But while meteorologists predicted up to two feet of snow, New York City was only hit with about 10 inches.

De Blasio defended his decision, claiming that he has learned from previous storms that it is always better to be "safe than sorry."

"We've seen what happens when people are caught off guard," he said, later adding, "Everyone agreed. This was the kind of storm where if it had been as bad as projected, it was not business as usual. And we had to go the extra mile to keep people safe. That was the bottom line."

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