It’s become a wet weekend for dozens of Queens residents and it had nothing to do with the weather.
A flood watch is in effect through late Tuesday night for New York City, parts of Long Island, Westchester, Orange, Rockland and Putnam counties as well as for parts of Connecticut, New Jersey.
The snow, slick roads and spinouts of north suburban counties were not seen on Long Island, but drivers and residents there ran into their own problems with drenching rain and flooding.
As part of the project, wetlands, which will act as a sponge to absorb storm water, will be built at East River Park, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported.
Only light rain was seen in much of the Tri-State Area on Tuesday, but a hovering weather system brought floods and created a dangerous situation in Newark.
Ultimately the inspectors will decide if town’s hit hard by flood water should be declared disaster areas, making them eligible for federal aid.
Officials so far estimate at least 400 homes suffered flood damage.
The historic rainfall that hit western Suffolk County this week has left crater-like sinkholes in its wake and took an emotional and financial toll on homeowners.
A storm that dumped nearly an entire summer’s worth of rain in parts of the Tri-State area caused major flooding in some spots, stranding motorists and snarling the morning commute.
Motorists were still moving slowly as crews directed traffic through flooded out roadways in Bay Shore Wednesday afternoon.
Heavy rains and flooding were expected to make for a frustrating commute for the Tri-State Area on Wednesday morning.
CBS 2’s Dick Brennan, who was driving around in Mobile 2, said the off and on rain has been doing damage.
The AquaFence is water resistant and constructed of some of the strongest materials around.
A water main break caused a massive sinkhole to open up on a street in Fort Lee, New Jersey Monday afternoon.
A six-inch water main broke Saturday morning at Newark and Jackson streets.