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Huntington Residents Fed Up With Flooding On New York Avenue

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(credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

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HUNTINGTON, NY (WCBS 880) – When it rains, it pours and when it pours, it floods. That’s what residents and business owners say about New York Avenue in Huntington, Long Island.

The road has been a flooding nightmare for decades, forcing authorities to shut down a busy stretch of New York Avenue whenever drenching rains fall.

WCBS 880’s Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reports: New York Avenue In Huntington ‘A Flooding Nightmare’

“I drive around it,” said one resident. “I don’t try to drive through it.”

“Inside his building, his office is built two feet up above the rest of the shop. He’s walked into the shop and there’s been water knee-deep,” another resident told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs.

After days of heavy rain this week, several drivers stranded in the flooded roadway had to be rescued.

A DOT plan to fix the drainage issue has been bogged down in a court battle.

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