Several Units At Rye Apartment Building Remain Uninhabitable Following Irene Flooding

RYE, NY (WCBS 880) – Three weeks after Irene hit the Tri-State Area , life still has not returned to normal for everyone.

WCBS 880’s Sean Adams On The Story

The 99-unit Highlands at Rye apartment building remains dark and a strong odor of oil permeates the air after a fuel tank ruptured during the flooding spilling an estimated 2,000 gallons of oil.

The basement has been gutted, nine lower units are uninhabitable, and residents have been living in hotels or staying with relatives.

It’s frustrating and the upheaval, for now, has no end in sight.

The Journal News reports the health department continues to test the air which WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams described Wednesday morning as “nauseating.”

Earlier this week, tests reportedly showed the air quality had improved and three ground-floor businesses were told they could reopen.

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  • j

    …those 10 apt …should never allowed in the basement … how was they approved ?…. Rye City Building Inspector Vincenzo (Vinny) Tamburro, a virtual one-man department. died … did he approve them ?

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