COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Storm Surge Barriers for Manhattan Could Worsen Effects On Nearby Areas: Other Options Proposed
Description: The flooding in New York and New Jersey caused by Superstorm Sandy prompted calls from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials to consider building storm surge barriers to protect Lower Manhattan from future catastrophes. But, such a strategy could make things even worse for outlying areas that were hit hard by the hurricane, such as Staten Island, the New Jersey Shore and Long Island's South Shore. [Source: ScienceDaily]
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Source: ScienceDaily
Publish Date: 11/19/2012
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