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Get Connected => Neighborhood Chat => Topic started by: Jeffsayyes on September 02, 2021, 04:23:51 AM

Title: Ida aftermath
Post by: Jeffsayyes on September 02, 2021, 04:23:51 AM
how we doing?


I feel lucky to be in the "heights". How are our trees doing?


haven't checked my car yet... just got a new windshield.
Title: Re: Ida aftermath
Post by: itsit on September 03, 2021, 02:42:06 PM
 Lots of basement flooding, elevators, storage units affected. Not good!
Title: Re: Ida aftermath
Post by: StevenGrey on September 03, 2021, 02:58:35 PM
Lots of basement flooding, elevators, storage units affected. Not good!

In what part of our neighborhood did this occur?
Title: Re: Ida aftermath
Post by: abcdefghijk on September 03, 2021, 03:42:01 PM
Yes, in this issue, flooding...Jackson HEIGHTS is lucky compared with other NYC neighborhoods.

Our elevation is 79 feet above sea level. Which is kinda a 5 story building.

So, no Mt Everest, but enough to help in floods.
Title: Re: Ida aftermath
Post by: petegart on September 03, 2021, 06:11:17 PM
We drove to Whitestone on Thursday and the storm aftermath was unbelievable!  149th street was littered with SUV’s with theirs doors open, and sitting in The middle of the street.
We left JH a and all seemed fine till we turned north. 
I saw nearby businesses on 37th Ave pumping out basements, but overall we were (& are) very lucky! 
Title: Re: Ida aftermath
Post by: itsit on September 05, 2021, 09:49:36 AM
 Lower JH was hit pretty hard...take a walk.
Title: Re: Ida aftermath
Post by: bellabella on September 07, 2021, 09:12:48 AM
North of Northern is doing very bad!! Most of us were flooded out. We lost so much. All of our neighbors lost so much. The further you walk up the worse it gets!! President Biden will be here today to survey the damage.
Title: Re: Ida aftermath
Post by: abcdefghijk on September 07, 2021, 10:25:56 AM
Sorry to hear it. In an asphalted and cemented city, the water has nowhere to go apart from into houses/basements.

Maybe the future is for technology to create a porous material for roads and pavements and cemented areas? Do graveled areas fare better?

The water can be absorbed into the ground. Parks and gardens act as sponges and do that...



Title: Re: Ida aftermath
Post by: ShinjukuBaby on September 08, 2021, 05:33:35 AM
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Sorry to hear it. In an asphalted and cemented city, the water has nowhere to go apart from into houses/basements.

Maybe the future is for technology to create a porous material for roads and pavements and cemented areas? Do graveled areas fare better?

The water can be absorbed into the ground. Parks and gardens act as sponges and do that...

You are completely correct.  The city has known this for a long time, but hasn't done much yet. 

https://www.curbed.com/2021/09/flooding-new-york-spongy-streets.html