WAR ON TERROR: FLOODING FEAR FOR NEW YORK SUBWAY.Byline: ROSA PRINCE in NEW YORK New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
NEW York's subway system is under threat of flooding after last week's terror attack terror attack n → atentado (terrorista)
terror attack n → attentato terroristico .
Engineers are drawing up emergency plans to prevent water from the Hudson River Hudson River
River, New York, U.S. Originating in the Adirondack Mountains and flowing for about 315 mi (507 km) to New York City, it was named for Henry Hudson, who explored it in 1609. Dutch settlement of the Hudson valley began in 1629. pouring into the seven-floor basement of the World Trade Centre, which also houses an underground station.
They fear the flood water will get into the city's subway system and fill train tunnels all over the city, paralysing New York's 468 stations. Huge concrete plugs are to be used to block tunnels leading out of the WTC WTC World Trade Center, see there station.
Dan Hahn, of Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, who are working on the disaster site with the New York Port Authority, said: "It could flood a lot of the underground system of New York."