Indian Village section of Rye evacuated due to flooding

Dozens of Rye residents were forced to evacuate their homes today for the second time in just over a week after Blind Brook rose over the top of the Bowman Avenue Dam. Police told people in the Indian Village section of Rye to evacuate at around 6 a.m. The flooding was compounded by a high tide that came at 9 a.m. "It's more than anyone can handle," says Andrea Pinelli, whose Wappanocca Avenue home was surrounded by water again today.Many people say they are frustrated because a plan was put together four years ago that was supposed to fix the problem, yet the neighborhood still floods. "We have a whole project in place, approved and vetted," says Carolina Johnson. "The county's going to put in $1 million and the state is giving us $400,000. We're more than halfway covered, why aren't they moving quick?"

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