Two Years After Hurricane Sandy : Fortifying New York – How Well Armored Are We For The Next Superstorm?

Two Years After Hurricane Sandy : Fortifying New York – How Well Armored Are We For The Next Superstorm?

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New York City officials expect sea levels to rise by more than 2.5 feet over the next four decades, an increase that — if not properly addressed now — could put 800,000 people’s homes underwater in the event of another storm.

“Whenever you protect something with fixed-height sea walls, levees, dams and so on, then you create false sense of safety,” Jacob said, pointing to New Orleans’ method of surrounding itself with walls and dams that were overtaken by Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters in 2005…

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Could This ‘Big U’ Save NYC From Another Superstorm ? Huffington Green (06-03-2014)

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