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Flooding

  1. infrastructure watch
    Walling Up the East Side to Save ItWhy the floodgates on the waterfront look the way they do.
  2. environment
    Scenes From a Flooded New York Subway evacuations, school day chaos, a missing mayor, and at least one fugitive sea lion.
  3. politics
    Eric Adams Was Missing During a Natural Disaster — AgainThis is becoming a pattern.
  4. atmospheric rivers
    L.A.’s ‘Green Alley’ Experiments Are WorkingThe city’s efforts to become flood- and drought-resilient are ready to be scaled up.
  5. the city politic
    Why Are So Many of New York’s Basement Apartments Still Death Traps?It’s been a year since floodwaters drowned 11 New Yorkers in their homes, but nothing has been done to stop it from happening again.
  6. getting around
    We’ve Surrendered the Subway to the FloodThe water is winning.
  7. flooding
    The City’s Inflatable-Dam Handout Is Essentially Useless“Not everybody is a general contractor.”
  8. flooding
    New York Needs to Become a City That Floods Now and ThenClimate-justice scholar Kian Goh on New York’s challenges nine years after Sandy.
  9. housing
    There Are 30,000 Basement Apartments the City Doesn’t Know AboutMore than 5,000 are in East New York.
  10. infrastructure
    Climate Change Is Putting More Poop in New York’s WatersA crappy side effect of all this rain.
  11. streets
    We’re Falling Short on Even the Simplest Fix for Storm FloodingPlugged-up drains should be the most straightforward problem to solve, and the city can’t keep up.
  12. hurricane ida
    What Went Wrong With NYC’s Emergency Alerts, and How Can We Do Better?Contextual warnings, explicit directions, and better outreach before the storm could all help.
  13. climate change
    Scenes from Ida’s Chaotic, Tragic Night in New York CityThe bus driver stuck in raw sewage, a delivery worker who biked through a foot of water, and other stories from the flood.
  14. getting around
    How Does An Elevated Highway in New York City Even Flood?It’s a road that’s above ground. Shouldn’t it drain?
  15. housing
    Those Flooded Basement Apartments are a Deadly Part of the Housing CrisisThe most dangerous place to be last night was on the ground floor.
  16. climate change
    New Orleans’s Levees Held Up This Time — But That’s Not EnoughNo matter how tall you build a wall, a flood can go higher.
  17. boring news
    Elon Musk’s Plan to Dig Car Tunnels Under Miami Is Filled With HolesIt’s the sinkhole capital of the United States, to start.
  18. street view
    ‘You’re Walking Backwards’: The $6 Billion Venice Floodgates May Not Be EnoughProposed decades ago, they were not built for the coming sea rise.