Monday, November 18, 2013

LaGuardia to get better flood protection

From CBS New York:

LaGuardia Airport is set to receive $37.5 million in federal and state funds for five projects designed to protect it from another storm like by Superstorm Sandy.

The projects include installing flood barrier berms, concrete floodwalls and gravity drains as well as replacing generators and rehabilitating the airport’s power distribution grid, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo says about 100 million gallons of water flooded the airport during Sandy. He says flood water in the pump houses rendered them temporarily inoperable. Commercial flight operations were closed for three days. The airport is located between two bays on the East River.

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