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Scientists say rising sea levels could submerge parts of NYC

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(PIX11) – Scientists have a dire warning for New York City.

Experts say thanks to rising sea levels brought on by global warming, New Yorkers can expect a very wet, deadly, and expensive future.

According to scientists, if a storm equal in strength to super storm Sandy were to hit the five boroughs in the year 2100, large parts of the city would be submerged.

The reason: sea levels are forecast to rise by as much as six feet before the end of the century, making low lying cities like Manhattan all but defenseless against powerful storms.

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