AP IMPACT: NYC flood protection won'

AP IMPACT: NYC flood protection won't be easy
Associated Press

This June 2001 photo made available by the Texas Medical Center shows Texas Children’s Hospital workers standing at glass doors holding back floodwaters caused by tropical storm Allison in Houston. The floods caused a massive blackout, inundated medical center streets with up to 9 feet of water, and forced evacuations of patients from the district's 6,900 hospital beds. The campus sustained more than $2 billion in damage. If metropolitan New York is going to defend itself from surges like the one that overwhelmed the region during Superstorm Sandy, decision makers can start by studying how others have fought the threat of fast-rising water. (AP Photo/Texas Medical Center)

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