5 years after Superstorm Sandy, the lessons haven’t sunk in

Houses are perched just above sea level in the Manhattan Beach neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York on Oct. 19, 2017. One World Trade Center is seen in the distance. A scientific study released in October 2017 predicted that by 2300, New York City will experience storm surges of over 7 feet (2.25 meters) every five years, primarily because of sea level rise. That’s up from every 25 years in recent decades. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)


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