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New York - AP IMPACT: Will NYC Act To Block Future Surges?

Published on: November 26, 2012 09:36 PM
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This artist's rendering provided by DLANDSTUDIO and Architecture Research Office shows a proposed perimeter wetlands and an archipelago of man-made barrier islets on New York's Manhattan island, designed to absorb the brunt of a huge storm surge. (AP Photo/DLANDSTUDIO and Architecture Research Office)This artist’s rendering provided by DLANDSTUDIO and Architecture Research Office shows a proposed perimeter wetlands and an archipelago of man-made barrier islets on New York’s Manhattan island, designed to absorb the brunt of a huge storm surge. (AP Photo/DLANDSTUDIO and Architecture Research Office)

New York - If you think Sandy was just a 100-year storm, imagine one just as bad - or worse - every three years.

New Yorkers are going to face tough decisions in the coming years to keep powerful storm surges out of Manhattan and other boroughs.

The Associated Press interviewed prominent thinkers and builders who said now is the time to think big to shield the city’s core.

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Some examples include:

- A 5-mile barrier blocking the entryway to New York Harbor.

- An archipelago of man-made islets guarding the tip of Manhattan.

- And, a 1,700-foot barrier at the mouth of the Arthur Kill waterway between the borough of Staten Island and New Jersey.

The chief question is whether sufficient political will exists to get any of the gigantic projects built.


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 Nov 26, 2012 at 10:34 PM judith Says:

And what about Far Rockaway????????

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 05:33 AM headsup Says:

and what about the Ribono shel oilam?

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 09:29 AM ModernLakewoodGuy Says:

Reply to #2  
headsup Says:

and what about the Ribono shel oilam?

HE sent the storm. WE have to protect ourselves against it.

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 12:43 PM Anonymous Says:

There is no proof that such storms will appear so frequently in the Northeast. Still we must prepare for the worst and pray to Hashem.

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