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‘That’s what hurt the most: the things you can’t replace’

In the days after Tropical Storm Ida hit New York City, the sidewalks along 89th Street in East Elmhurst were crowded with mud-soiled belongings: couches, mattresses, wooden desks, toys. This block of one-story, redbrick houses — home to working-class residents and immigrant families from countri… More »

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We’re Falling Short on Even the Simplest Fix for Storm Flooding

When Hurricane Ida hit New York on Wednesday, September 1, Madison Weber was up all night watching Instagram videos of the city’s inundated streets. Many of them were shot in Bushwick, where she lives and works as a teacher at the Achievement First middle school. Early the next morning, she took … More »

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What Went Wrong With NYC’s Emergency Alerts, and How Can We Do Better?

It was, meteorologically speaking, a perfect forecast. “Significant and life-threatening flooding,” reported the National Weather Service’s New York office on the morning of September 1, as the still-churning remnants of Hurricane Ida headed northeast. “Widespread major flood impacts, especially … More »

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If You’re Worried About Mold After the Flooding, Get In Line

Maybe your house got a little leaky during the storm at the end of last week. Maybe it was much worse. The next morning, it’d have been the smell that tipped you off: a faint mustiness, initially — just enough to hint at the presence of another life form. Soon the air will be swimming with “mold … More »

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Scenes from Ida’s Chaotic, Tragic Night in New York City

There were some warnings yesterday afternoon about the storm headed to New York: the sky turned steel-gray, emails from utility providers alerted people of possible outages, and amber illuminated signs over the freeways and bridges warned of rain and flooding. But after a summer of record rainfal… More »

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To Stop Flooding, New York Needs Spongy Streets

In the nine years since Superstorm Sandy rolled over New York, pushing walls of water onshore, the city has approached resiliency with a multipronged approach: crossed fingers, wishful thinking, and galvanizing panic. We have some new building codes,<a href="https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/0… More »

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