Seal Infrastructure

Waterfront cities should commit to hardening, and sealing vital infrastructure such as subways, telecommunications, energy, and electricity infrastructure to protect against flooding.

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This is a great idea! I know

This is a great idea! I know this will be successful! - Lindsay Rosenwald

no debate, one-year solution

This is a no-debate, "one-year" solution to many of the problems that came from Sandy's floodwaters! Let's get going! In one year, we can greatly improve upon the plywood-and-sandbag protections used during Sandy. Over several years, we can aim to do it better and better.

Seal Infrastructure

How about starting with sealing the homestead? We were lucky that with Sandy there was little rain and less-than-hurricane-force winds. What if next time the extreme weather event is wind & water, but not surge. Everyone is evacuated to the higher ground only to be caught there with everyone else with power out due to sewage backing into the cellar and streets flooding. 100 mile-an-hour wind ripping off roofs and toppling trees on your means of escape, the family car. Everyone surprised because they thought they had it all figured out.

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