Communities along flood-prone Sound Shore brace for storm

Communities along Westchester's flood-prone Sound Shore braced for the nor'easter while many are still recovering from Ida's extensive damage.

News 12 Staff

Oct 25, 2021, 9:13 PM

Updated 902 days ago

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Communities along Westchester's flood-prone Sound Shore braced for the nor'easter while many are still recovering from Ida's extensive damage.
Nearly two months after the remnants of Ida flooded out the basement apartment where his daughter used to live, Mamaroneck resident Jim Brigante is still working to get it back to a livable space.
Heavy rain in the Hudson Valley Monday night into Tuesday could put a damper in his plan and dig a deeper hole in his wallet.
"If the water comes again where it comes up ... I'm going to have a problem again," says Brigante.
In the flood-prone community, neighbors say there isn't much they can do to keep the water out.
Over at the YMCA, the rebuilding is well underway after Ida left more than $1 million in damage at the more than 100-year-old building,
YMCA officials hope the storm will be nothing like the one in early September.
"We'll keep an eye on things, but that's not the type of storm that gives us problems, it's the kind of forecast that says, it's going to be 3- or 4-plus inches," says Greg Howell, executive director at the Rye YMCA.
Gov. Kathy Hochul put state agencies to work Monday ahead of the storm.
She directed the state Department of Transportation to have hundreds of dump trucks, vacuum trucks with sewer jets, tree crew bucket trucks and more on standby.
MTA agencies pre-positioned essential backup equipment across railroads, subways, bridges and tunnels.
The New York State Police say they are prepared to deploy additional troopers to affected areas if needed.


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