Manhattan flooding risk: New predictions suggest the seawall could be breached every four to five years.

Manhattan Underwater: The Startling Rise of the Flooding Risk (Video)

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April 29 2014 12:08 PM

Manhattan, Underwater

The stunning rise of the island's flood risk.

In mid-19th-century New York, seawall breaches were expected once every 100 to 400 years. Today, it’s once every four to five years. 

Correction, April 29, 2014: This video originally said that Hurricane Sandy hit in 2013. It was 2012.

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