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Rye Residents Talk Back on Flooding [Patch]

 

photo: June Marie Sobrito

Waterworld

The beautiful blue skies Thursday afternoon are little reward for the flooded streets and basements left by two days of heavy rain.

Villages on Flood Watch

Local governments are warning residents to prepare for the possibility of flooding, with the Village of Mamaroneck directing people to the NOAA forecast of 2 to 4 inches of rain possible into Friday.  

A National Weather Service flood watch is in effect until Friday afternoon. “Due to the recent heavy rainfall,” says the Village of Mamaroneck website, “many rivers and streams are at high levels. This combined with saturated soil will result in high runoff rates with the potential for moderate to major flooding.” A notice from Rye Police also predicts up to four inches of rain and the possibility of flooding.

Before the Deluge?

FEMA is cautioning residents in flood areas to be prepared

Sooner or later those gigantic snow mounds are going to melt and we may be in for some serious flooding. In fact, one of the clear consequences of climate change is more extreme weather and greater flood risks from snow melts, ice jams, heavy rains and more—all of which we may be experiencing in coming weeks. Consumer groups and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are cautioning homeowners, renters, and condo owners  in flood-prone areas (that’s all of us around here these days) to purchase flood insurance policies. Most homeowners insurance policies typically do not cover flood damage. What could flooding cost you?