New York City flood protection won't be easy

photo Submarine type flood doors were installed throughout the Texas Medical Center tunnel system in Houston after severe flooding from tropical storm Allison in 2001. The floods caused a massive blackout, inundated medical center streets with up to 9 feet of water, and forced evacuations of patients from the district's 6,900 hospital beds. If metropolitan New York is going to defend itself from surges like the one that overwhelmed the region during Superstorm Sandy, decision makers can start by studying how others have fought the threat of fast-rising water.

By ADAM GELLER

AP National Writer

NEW YORK - Inside tunnels threading under a Houston medical campus, 100 submarine doors stand ready to block invading floodwaters.