5 Years After Sandy, New York Is Still Vulnerable To Storm Surge09:46
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A couple walks in the rain as a darkened Manhattan is viewed after much of the city lost electricity due to the affects of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012 in New York. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A couple walks in the rain as a darkened Manhattan is viewed after much of the city lost electricity due to the affects of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012 in New York. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy caused massive flooding and power outages in New York City, where it dealt $19 billion in damage. The city has made repairs and improvements to infrastructure, but one of Sandy's most damaging elements was the storm surge.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Bill Golden, president of the National Institute for Coastal and Harbor Infrastructure, about whether a storm surge barrier would provide protection from flooding in New York, and if one will ever be built.

This segment aired on October 30, 2017.

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