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Monday, October 29, 2012
Sandy May Cut the Big Apple a Huge Break
It looks as though Hurricane Sandy may arrive in New York City well before high tide. That would be a huge break for the Big Apple. High tides magnify storm surge flooding driven by powerful onshore winds. In a city with vast underground infrastructure and so many low-lying, even beneath sea level, areas, a high tide storm surge would be nightmarish.