This is what a New York City catastrophe looks like

Summary:New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority has released a video showing flooding at its South Ferry-Whitehall Street subway station. It's breathtaking.

In the wake of unprecedented flooding from Hurricane Sandy, New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority has released a video showing the inundation's aftermath at its South Ferry-Whitehall Street subway station in lower Manhattan (which still lacks electricity at the time of this writing).

The video is absolutely breathtaking, and an important reason why cities -- especially high-population, low-lying ones located near bodies of water -- need to revisit their resilience strategies, pronto.

The video:

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