City report finds half of Bronx Edgewater Park homes at risk of flooding if storm hits

It is a month into the Atlantic 2021 hurricane season, but residents in the Bronx's waterfront communities say their neighborhoods are unprotected.

News 12 Staff

Jul 8, 2021, 10:42 AM

Updated 1,103 days ago

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It is a month into the Atlantic 2021 hurricane season, but residents in the Bronx's waterfront communities say their neighborhoods are unprotected.
A city planning report found that almost half of those homes in Edgewater Park are at risk of flooding if a storm hits. That's why on Wednesday, community members joined City Councilman Mark Gjonaj to call for the city to better protect waterfront communities in the outer boroughs.
Councilman Gjonaj introduced two new bills - one that would create an agency dedicated to coastal protection and another that would require the city to bury all power lines underground.
News 12 reached out to the governor's office of storm recovery on this matter. They answered, "As GOSR prepares to begin construction on two ​critical resiliency projects in Throggs Neck that will allow community services to operate during power outages, we will continue to work with the Edgewater Park co-op to identify next steps to improve their facilities."


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