Tag: queens-flooding

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 completes reconstruction project featuring ‘porous pavement’ to combat flooding in Rockaway Park

Jun. 14, 2023 By John Schilling Representatives from city agencies gathered together in Rockaway Park on Tuesday, June 13, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the completion of the $16.6 million infrastructure project dedicated to rebuilding the peninsula’s Beach 108th Street.  Among the block’s newest features is 11,000 square feet of new permeable concrete slabs,…
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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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