Some homes in Park Slope, Brooklyn, have been left in a state of disgusting disarray, after gallons of sewer water seeped in.
In 2012, Sandy filled the streets and basements of Hoboken with water, that was followed by a slew of water-main breaks, and finally a series of flash floods brought on by heavy rain, that left many residents pumping out their homes once again.
The sewage spilled into surrounding waters and even some city streets, most of it in New York City and northern New Jersey.
On Friday afternoon officials announced that the Hudson river swim advisory would be lifted by 11 p.m. Officials with the U.S. Ironman Triathlon announced Saturday’s race will go forward — complete with the swim — as planned.
The rupture at the 40-year-old pipe on Wednesday afternoon required a partial system shutdown, which means raw sewage can’t make it to the treatment plant in Yonkers.
The Westchester County Department of Health is advising people who use the Hudson River waters for recreational purposes to avoid direct contact with the water from Croton Point Park and points south until further notice.
“It was oily in substance, blackish-greenish oil. I thought it was hydraulic fluid,” said resident Artie Hughes.
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in New York after Tropical Storm Irene, freeing up federal recovery funds.
Days after Hurricane Irene made her way north, things in New York City’s northern suburbs are still not back to normal.
While the water looks pristine, Riverkeeper says raw sewage pollutes the Hudson River from Manhattan to Troy, often making it unsafe for swimming.
Looking out on the Long Island Sound in Mamoreneck as boats sail by and ducks paddle by, it’s hard to believe that this is anything but perfect.
New York City health officials hope to lift advisories at some area beaches forced to close due to a massive sewage spill in the Hudson River.
Two syringes that washed up on Monmouth Beach over the weekend are stirring up sore feelings of the past.
Laura Serrano, of Bay Shore, blames issues at the Bergen Point Sewage Treatment Plant for her Homan Avenue home being twice flooded by sewage.
Overnight rains and steady storms plagued not only underpasses and highways in the tri-state area Monday, but also flooded many homes in low-lying areas.
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