Is Boston Prepared For A ‘Superstorm’?

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Joseph Leader, MTA vice president and chief maintenance officer, shines a flashlight on standing water inside the South Ferry 1 train station in New York. (Craig Ruttle/AP)
Joseph Leader, MTA vice president and chief maintenance officer, shines a flashlight on standing water inside the South Ferry 1 train station in New York. (Craig Ruttle/AP)

While New Yorkers pump water out of the subway system and low-lying structures, some engineers and city planning experts warn it’s a sign of what could come to the Boston area unless the city prepares and for the likelihood of larger storms.

Ellen Douglas, associated professor, hydrologist and engineer at UMass Boston, joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to look at what could be done to better protect Boston against big storms like Sandy.