Storm surge barriers for New York City would cost about $15 billion.

Hurricane-proofing New York

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Nov. 1 2012 4:26 PM

Hurricane-proofing New York

What would it cost to secure Manhattan, the north coasts of Brooklyn and Queens, and Hudsdon County in New Jersey from storm surges with a Dutch-style system of dams and sluices? Looks like about $15 billion which would be money well spent in my opinion.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.

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