Tag: flooding

Neighborhood meeting to address persistent sewer backup and flooding concerns in northwest Queens set for February

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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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Heavy rain drenches Queens neighborhoods, causing extreme flash flooding throughout the borough

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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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