Tag: flooding

Sanders to host community meeting on flooding issues in Far Rockaway Thursday


Jan. 31, 2024 By Rachel Butler State Senator James Sanders Jr., representing Far Rockaway and its neighboring areas, will host a public community meeting at Goldie Maple Academy on Thursday, Feb. 1st, to address the persistent flooding challenges in the region and explore viable solutions. The meeting, set to start at 6:30 p.m., to be…
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Neighborhood meeting to address persistent sewer backup and flooding concerns in northwest Queens set for February


Jan. 4, 2024 By Rachel Butler Residents of East Elmhurst, Astoria and Jackson Heights will be meeting with government officials on Feb. 1 to discuss the long-standing issue of sewer backups and flooding in their respective neighborhoods. The issue has been especially problematic in recent years, given the extreme weather. For instance, Hurricane Ida in…
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Major investment announced to combat flooding along Brookville Boulevard on Queens/Nassau border


Dec. 18, 2023 By Christian Murray New York City is set to receive a boost in its efforts to address and mitigate flooding along Brookville Boulevard between 149th Avenue and Rockaway Boulevard, which straddles the Queens/Nassau border. The city has been awarded a $3.1 million federal grant from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) to conduct a comprehensive feasibility study and analysis for the flood-prone area. The 0.8 mile stretch, which locals call Snake Road, has long suffered from flooding due to high tides and coastal storms, with…
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To better manage extreme rainfall, city begins replacing concrete medians in Queens Village with green infrastructure


Oct. 18, 2023 By Bill Parry The city has begun construction on a $3.9 million project that will transform seven large concrete medians in Queens Village into “green infrastructure sponges” that will absorb five million gallons of stormwater each year while reducing neighborhood flooding. New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Rohit Aggarwala announced on Oct. 18 that the green infrastructure medians will replace nearly three acres of what is currently impermeable concrete with subsurface drainage chambers and engineered rock and soil planted with ornamental grasses and perennial wildflowers, to mitigate flooding along Hillside Avenue and Winchester Boulevard…
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Heavy rain drenches Queens neighborhoods, causing extreme flash flooding throughout the borough

Sep. 29, 2023 By Anthony Medina Amid possibly the heaviest downfall of rain in the city so far this year, residents in Queens neighborhoods were subjected to the unexpected closures of highways, some public transportation services, and substantial flooding in residential areas. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flash flood warning for neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan as a result of predicted heavy rainfall on Friday, Sept. 29. The flash flood alert warned early today of heavy rain, accumulating close to 2 to 3 inches of every hour — expected to remain in effect until 2:45 p.m. As…
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City proposes several projects to manage flooding at Flushing’s Kissena Park

Jun. 15, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed The city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is working on several projects to better manage stormwater in the neighborhoods around Kissena Park in Flushing during periods of intense rain, according to City Councilwoman Sandra Ung. Last month, Ung spearheaded a letter that was sent to Mayor Eric Adams requesting…
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‘We need swift action’: Heavy rain causes major flooding in Queens yet again

May. 1, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Sunday’s heavy rainstorm resulted in the flooding of many streets, major highways and homes across Queens, and now, residents are seeking help to repair what has been damaged. Video by Mala Balram   Many residents experienced flooding in the basements of their homes after the rainstorm on April 30….
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