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Here’s One Way the MTA Is Getting the Subway Ready for the Next Superstorm Sandy

The Flex-Gate™ can be put in place fast — about ten minutes or less — and it retracts right back into that storage box once it’s no longer needed. ILC Dover, which invented and installs the device, likens it to a "roll-up security door" that you’d see in front of a storefront building, except instead of a metal gate, this is made of with a lot of Kevlar and created to withstand gallons and gallons of water.

Anti-flood system rolled out in a lower Manhattan subway

Three years after Hurricane Sandy, a new anti-flood system is rolled out in a New York City subway station to defend against wild weather patterns. Jillian Kitchener reports.

New York Today: In Hurricane Sandy’s Wake

One of them is Flex-Gate, a big sheet of waterproof fabric designed to cover subway entrances and keep the water out. So far, one Flex-Gate has been installed at a Canal Street station, said Kevin Ortiz, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.