NYS Commission Considering Ways To Prevent Sandy-Type Devastation

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The consensus in Albany is that, due to climate change, we can expect more monster storms like Sandy, and more flooding.

A commission formed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking at the infrastructure and ways to prevent the devastation seen last year.

There are several long-term strategies, including gates across the Narrows like those in the Netherlands, dunes; wetlands; and oyster reefs to act as buffers; a hardening of electrical and natural gas systems; roll down gates at subway stations; and inflatable plugs at the mouths of tunnels.

Some of these ideas could cost billions of dollars.

The question now is what suggestions move forward from the drawing board.

What ideas do you have? Share them below.

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