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Metro-North prepares for threat of rising sea levels

(Source: Poughkeepsie Journal, April 22, 2014)

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- At the height of Superstorm Sandy, half of Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson River line was underwater. But by the end of the century, many parts of the commuter railroad could be underwater — every day. If sea levels rise by 2.5 feet — less than half of the current worst-case projections — low-lying portions of the railroad that carries an average of 1,800 riders south from Poughkeepsie every weekday will be inundated at high tide.

Full story: Poughkeepsie Journal

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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