Doug Bedell — November 2, 2012, 10:03 am

Army Engineers Confronted With Pumping Out New York’s Tunnels

Wondering what’s involved in “dewatering” New York City’s subway and automobile tunnels after hurricane Sandy, and how long it might take? The Army Corps of Engineers has the job and its message seems to be, “Don’t make any early travel plans to New York.” There’s up to 400 million gallons of water in the tunnels, the equivalent of about 600 olympic-sized swimming pools.

The Engineers first have to receive power generators and other equipment by barge from the Navy. Water there’s plenty of, though. Danger Room has the story.

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