July 27, 2007

Marshall seeks state, federal help on flood cleanup - Times Ledger- DrainageNews

Borough President Helen Marshall has called on the mayor to ask the state and perhaps the federal government to help clean up Queens following last week's torrential storms. According to Riddick, whose office received more than 25 phone calls from residents in response to storm-related problems, flooding has been a problem for years due to poor drainage. Albans), said the mayor's office has sent representatives from the city's Office of Emergency Management and Department of Environmental Protection to flooded areas in Queens and elsewhere to compile data. Comrie added that if any homeowners suffered property damage due to street flooding or pipe overflow, they have 90 days to obtain a New York City Water Drainage Property Claim form from the Office of the City Comptroller's office. read me

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