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New York Buildings Face Storm Damage as City Plans for Irene

Hurricane Irene may cause serious damage to some New York City buildings as it threatens to bring surging floodwaters and strong winds that may spur flying debris, property managers said as they prepared for the storm.

Irene could be “a once-in-a-lifetime event if it goes according to the forecast,” said Jim Rosenbluth, managing director for crisis management at real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield Inc. Basements and lower levels of buildings close to the shore “would absolutely be at risk,” he said.