Consolidated Edison, the utility that supplies electricity to most of the city, estimates that adaptations like installing submersible switches and moving high-voltage transformers above ground level would cost at least $250 million. Lacking the means, it is making gradual adjustments, with about $24 million spent in flood zones since 2007.
Question du jour: would this $250 million have prevented the blackout currently covering downtown Manhattan?

New York Faces Rising Seas and Slow City Action - NYTimes.com

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