Due to global temperature changes, storms could leave lower Manhattan in danger of severe flooding over the next ten years.

This article titled “Major storms could submerge New York City in next decade” was written by Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 16th November 2011 18.46 UTC

Irene-like storms of the future would put a third of New York City streets under water and flood many of the tunnels leading into Manhattan in under an hour because of climate change, a new state government report warns Wednesday.

Sea level rise due to climate change would leave lower Manhattan dangerously exposed to flood surges during major storms, the report, which looks at the impact of climate change across the entire state of New York, warns.

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