Perfect storm: City facing deluge of extreme weather

A week after Tropical Storm Henri took its toll on the city, New York is preparing for the remnants of Hurricane Ida to pass through starting Wednesday. And scientists say New Yorkers should get used to these types of extreme weather events.

“We’re pretty confident that hurricanes are getting stronger overall, in terms of their winds, and New York gets the tailings of them,” said Adam Sobel, professor of atmospheric science at Columbia University. “And we see heavy rain events getting heavier. Central Park got 8 inches of rain in two days and almost 4 inches in two hours [during Henri]. That kind of thing is going to

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