People in a low-lying "bowl" may have been caught off guard when Sandy waters rushed over a beachfront road. Contour lines show common elevations, with inland areas between 0 and 4 feet highlighted. Dots mark S.I. Sandy deaths.
Staten Island Elevation Contours
0-2 feet and 2-4 feet areas highlighted
0 ft2 ft4 ft
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