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    State commission to recommand ways to seal off the subways


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    #1 Harry

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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:17 AM

    [float=left]donohue7n-1-web.jpg [/float]A state commission will recommend the installation of solid roll-down gates at subway station entrances to prevent Hurricane Sandy-style flooding, a source told the Daily News.

    Such gates are a far better defense than the sandbags the Metropolitan Transportation Authority placed outside some stations in lower Manhattan, an unsuccessful effort to stop torrents of water filling tunnels from track to ceiling.

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    #2 pjbr40

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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

    i have to say no matter how hard you try, mother nature always find a way and win.
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    #3 QM1to6Ave

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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

    The flood water was too much for any protection. Wen you are dealing with millions of gallons of flood water, stopping a few thousand (or even million) gallons isn't really going to change anything. We chose to live on what is basically a big island with 80% of our infrastructure below ground or right next to the shore line. Now we need to live with those decisions.
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    #4 Shortline Bus

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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

    i have to say no matter how hard you try, mother nature always find a way and win.


    could not agree more with statement. perfectly stated.
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    #5 Grand Concourse

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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

    Better something than nothing. At least the idea should be towards minimizing the damage. What they should think of adding are those gates for the river tunnels.
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    #6 NewFlyer 230

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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

    Well that's only beneficial to underground stations. Nothing can really stop ground level segments like the A from still being effected.
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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

    They could throw a giant waterproof tarp over the tracks?
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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:52 PM

    I think the idea was not so much to stop the water from entering, but rather to keep it away from sensitive areas.
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    #9 Quill Depot

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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

    They could throw a giant waterproof tarp over the tracks?

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    i have to say no matter how hard you try, mother nature always find a way and win.


    Really, you gotta be a Lhota to think this is gonna work...
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    #10 Grand Concourse

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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

    Meaning what? Do nothing and let the same problems happen again requiring a full shut down for repairs? What about preventative measures?
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