Nation | Environment

Big Apple Debates Storm Prep As Hurricane Season Begins

NPR | July 3, 2013 7:26 p.m.

Contributed By:

Joel Rose

As hurricane season begins, New Yorkers are debating how to protect the city’s 520 miles of coastline from major storms and rising sea levels. One camp favors giant offshore barriers to divert storm surge. The other says barriers are too expensive and too risky. They argue New York must learn to live with water by making streets, subways and buildings more resilient to flooding.

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