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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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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