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What do New York's rats do during a hurricane?

Image of a rat in the wild.
Image of a rat in the wild.
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The superstorm that hit the east coast this week has not only displaced many thousands of humans. The urban centers in its path are home to huge populations of rats. So what has happened to all those rats that were in the flooded New York subways? We speak with Robert Sullivan, author of the book Rats and a frequent contributor to the New Yorker and Vogue.