Sen. Schumer in Mam’k Thursday to Push Flood Plan

28 May, 2014

By Loop Staff


Mamaroneck was hit hard by Hurricane Irene

Mamaroneck has been socked with several major floods since 2007 after storms and hurricanes, and Democratic U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (who secured funding in 2007) says he knows how to stop it next time:

from the news release:

Thursday, May 29th at 1:00pm – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer will reveal the findings of a major Mamaroneck and Sheldrake River Watershed flood mitigation study, conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and push USACE to expedite its review of the study since the sooner USACE completes its review, the sooner it will be possible to turn the preferred plan into reality.

Schumer secured federal funding for this study in 2007, following Mamaroneck’s worst flooding in decades, and will now begin his push to make sure the preferred project resulting from this study is implemented. Schumer will explain that Mamaroneck is particularly susceptible to flooding and, as extreme weather events have become more frequent, it is important to move forward on a plan to mitigate the risk of future flooding and make the community more resilient.

The 2007 storms and subsequent flooding, as well as the flooding that occurred as a result of Hurricanes Irene, Lee and Sandy, significantly damaged property and local businesses, and disrupted the local economy. Schumer will say that these weather events and the resulting impact demonstrate the critical need to begin implementing the flood mitigation and damage reduction recommendations laid out in the study.

Schumer will be joined by local elected officials.

DATE:       Thursday, May 29th

TIME:        1:00pm

PLACE:     Columbus Park

600-634 Van Ranst Place

Mamaroneck, NY 10543
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