Assemblyman Mike Spano: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Must Address Flooding in Yonkers
YONKERS< NY -- Assemblyman Mike Spano (D,C,WF-Yonkers), called on the United States Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) to release their findings of a Reconnaissance Phase Study that they conducted and propose a plan of action to remedy the on-going flooding situation in Yonkers.
“We can’t prevent Mother Nature’s wrath, but we can mitigate the effects on our residents,” Spano said. While there is no easy solution to a problem of this magnitude, it’s critical for a real plan to be created - simply continuing to conduct more studies is not enough. Unfortunately, Yonkers is once again facing a crisis due to inaction.”
In one location, the Brooklands cooperative development located alongside the Sprain Brook Parkway on Palmer Road, residents are in such high danger of total devastation that they have been forced to hire their own flood control specialist in hopes of building a flood wall – this should not be their responsibility.
“Our city cannot continue to be reactive to the serious problems we face,” said Spano. “It’s already too late for those currently out of their homes following Hurricane Irene. ACOE must put a plan in place now to prevent serious flooding that will without doubt occur again in the future if nothing continues to be done.”