Drenching downpours on Wednesday flooded out neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens and caused mudslides and washouts in Westchester, Long Island and New Jersey.
The New York City Office of Emergency Management said residents impacted by Wednesday’s flooding should contact 311 to report damage to their homes or businesses. New Yorkers can also report any damage at nyc.gov/311.
Flooding and other storm damage left by heavy rains Wednesday caused transit problems Thursday for commuters.
Torrential rain left roads flooded and impassable, caused major traffic and transit delays, and even caused a mudslide Wednesday – and the rain was expected to persist to affect the Thursday morning commute.
Christie said the state has made offers to purchase 265 homes in Sayreville and neighboring South River from willing sellers. So far, 175 have accepted.
So far, the state has funding for 424 buyouts statewide. The Department of Environmental Protection said 169 property owners have accepted buyout offers in South River and Sayreville.
The National Weather Service says flooding may be exacerbated by clogged road drains that have been blocked by snow and ice.
The 67-32 vote reflects widespread alarm about changes enacted two years ago to shore up the program’s finances. In many cases the changes produced unexpected, sky-high insurance rates that are unaffordable for many homeowners in flood-prone areas.
Help is on the way for a Queens neighborhood whose streets have been flooding for more than a year — and in this week’s blast of bitter cold have turned to ice.
The Newark Liberty International Airport train station was shut down Wednesday evening due to a flood.
Residents contend saltwater from the Great South Bay creeps up driveways, corroding cars and damaging yards and foundations whenever they get substantial rain.
It will be another Christmas spent homeless for tens of thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy.
In Far Rockaway, Queens, water has been collecting in the streets for months.
Two neighborhood residents drowned when Sandy struck. Rushing floodwaters knocked down 20 houses. Most of the rest were badly damaged.
The projects include installing flood barrier berms, concrete floodwalls and gravity drains as well as replacing generators and rehabilitating the airport’s power distribution grid, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.