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New York Flooding - Up to the 1609 tide mark!

Superstorm Sandy: the morning after feeling for battered New Yorkers | The Times

Waters from the Hudson flooded Ground Zero, while the East River crept half way up Wall Street. “The water came up to the old historic tide mark from 1609,” a resident in her 60s said. “It reached Pearl Street, which was where the oyster beds were on the old shoreline.”

But, but I thought the sea level was rising to swamp New York...

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