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New York City shuts down mass transit

A man attaches plywood to a sidewalk grate Sunday in New York City.
A man attaches plywood to a sidewalk grate Sunday in New York City.
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New York City shut down its mass transit system, closed its schools and ordered hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes Sunday in the face of increasingly dire predictions about the wall of water that could hit the nation’s largest city as part of the superstorm bearing down on the East Coast. A seawater surge of anywhere from 6 to 11 feet threatened to swamp parts of lower Manhattan, flood subway tunnels and ...


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