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NY - New York City climate plan aims to prevent what could be daily flooding in Lower Manhattan

The Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency (LMCR) Project is an integrated coastal protection initiative aimed at reducing flood risk due to coastal storms and sea level rise in Lower Manhattan. The LMCR Project area spans the Lower Manhattan coast and seeks to increase resiliency while preserving access to the waterfront and integrating with public space.

LOWER MANHATTAN, New York City (WABC) -- It's no secret that we need to act now in order to combat climate change, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation and mayor's office are working together to do just that.

Lower Manhattan is on track to flood monthly in less than 20 years, and 60 years from now, that part of the island could be flooding daily.

And by 2100, daily high tides could flood most of the area east of Water Street, according to the NYDEC.

So what's the plan to protect Lower Manhattan?

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"The cost of inaction are quite severe and would be tens of billions of damages that we would expect to accumulate over the coming decade," said Elijah Hutchinson, vice president of neighborhood strategies with the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

The city is creating a plan to protect the financial district and seaport neighborhoods from coastal flooding.

It is all a part of a larger plan, the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Strategy.

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