31 Aug '11, 4pm

New York’s One-Inch Escape From Hurricane Irene (via @OnEarthMag)

New York’s One-Inch Escape From Hurricane Irene (via @OnEarthMag)

New York City dodged a bullet with Hurricane Irene , but big trouble passed more closely than most people think. If the storm surge had pushed the waters of New York Harbor about one inch higher, it could have been enough to overcome some of Lower Manhattan’s outer defenses and flood the subway system, FDR Drive, the PATH and the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, if history is a guide. At 8:42 AM on Sunday morning, close to the peak of an unusually tall high tide, the water reached 4.8 feet above the average high tide level, as measured by a gauge at the Battery. It was the sixth-highest level ever recorded for New York Harbor. The tallest mark came during a hurricane in 1821, at 6.5 feet. The most recent incident topping Irene was the December Nor’easter of 1992, which reached about one inch higher at the Battery and caused enough area flooding to shut down the entire subway syste...

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