Flooding in Mamaroneck to finally be addressed
The Army Corps of Engineers is finally taking the next steps to protect people and businesses in Mamaroneck from future flooding.
The work comes more than 15 years after calls for help began.
The 100% federally-funded work will raise bridges, fix retaining walls and build overflow culverts around the flood-prone Mamaroneck and Sheldrake rivers.
Many are optimistic about the projects finally getting underway while remaining cautious after the damage Hurricane Ida left behind last September.
"A lot of people in this community have been gravely affected, lost much property. But they were in danger of their lives on many occasions and that leaves a permanent effect on people," says Mamaroneck Mayor Tom Murphy.
The Army Corps of Engineers expects construction to begin as early as next year.