Flooding

Rising water levels in southeast Queens still a problem
Rising water levels in southeast Queens still a problem
News Alexa Altman 11/16/2011 at 2:18PM

Mold spores several inches in diameter cover the walls of homes in St. Albans. In Jamaica, hoses running from basements constantly drain the filthy water that has leaked inside. The level of standing water underground in southeast Queens is rising and washing away the quality of life for many residents, damaging their homes and potentially [...]

Southeast Queens residents deal with flooding, sewage
Southeast Queens residents deal with flooding, sewage
News Melissa Chan 10/04/2011 at 5:46PM

Thousands of residents in southeast Queens are sinking deeper into the sewage that now engulfs their homes. Mold spores and flooding have become and remain a constant problem for homeowners after the city took over the area’s water supply in 1996. “It smells terrible. You see feces in the water and black stuff. It’s just [...]