2011-08-19 / Top Stories

Heavy Rain Cause Rockaway Floods



The heavy rains last weekend flooded parts of Rockaway, particularly on the bay streets in Arverne and in Bayswater. This flood was on Beach 97 Street, between the Rockaway Freeway and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. A resident, who asked only to be identified as Rafael, said that the city’s Department of Environmental Protection told him that many of the sewers in the area had collapsed and could not handle the heavy rains. The agency added that there are no plans to fix the sewers, but that they would pump out the water whenever it rains heavily. The area was pumped on Tuesday morning. The heavy rains last weekend flooded parts of Rockaway, particularly on the bay streets in Arverne and in Bayswater. This flood was on Beach 97 Street, between the Rockaway Freeway and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. A resident, who asked only to be identified as Rafael, said that the city’s Department of Environmental Protection told him that many of the sewers in the area had collapsed and could not handle the heavy rains. The agency added that there are no plans to fix the sewers, but that they would pump out the water whenever it rains heavily. The area was pumped on Tuesday morning.

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