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NY storm commission urges flood walls for subways

January 12, 2013 • Business


FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2012 file photo, sea water floods the entrance to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in New York during Superstorm Sandy. A commission formed to examine ways to guard against storms like Sandy released a report Friday that calls for flood walls in subways, water pumps at airports and sea barriers along the coast. The final report was first obtained Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 by The Associated Press. The findings were officially released Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, by the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who formed the commission. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo, File)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A commission formed to examine ways to guard against storms like Sandy released a report Friday that calls for flood walls in subways, water pumps at airports and sea barriers along the coast.

The final report was first obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. The findings were officially released Friday by the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who formed the commission.

The report recommends short- and long-term protections in transportation and with building codes. It Login to read more

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