The streets of NY on 53% more likely to drown in 2018 year than in 2017. the Top 10 most wet areas

Localize.the city has compiled data on complaints of residents of new York city street flooding. During the year the number of complaints increased by 53%. These data are consistent with the analysis of the weathermen, the period from October 2017 to October 2018 was more rainy and entered the top-10 wettest years in a century. However, five years from dozens to the period since 2000, which confirms the climate change area of new York. In addition to the weather, blame the appalling state of roads and sanitation — believe in».

The streets of NY on 53% more likely to drown in 2018 year than in 2017. the Top 10 most wet areas

«Flooding is a real problem in new York,» write the report’s authors, and cite the example of the recent storm, when the Bronx river overflowed into surrounding streets. «The flood lead to the closure of roads inconvenience to the residents and in General worsen market performance of real estate in NY.

Online serves new Yorkers and visitors to the city for the search and sale of real estate and collects all possible information about the residential and commercial areas of the city. The group is headed by Olivia Jovine analyzed messages to residents about the difficulties associated with the flooding of the streets. Many areas are already used, that the rain almost always means a flood, the storm drains couldn’t cope.

The report identified the top 10 most wet spots in new York according to the number of signals of floodings per year:

  • Marble hill, Manhattan: 143
  • Midland Beach, Staten Island: 56,1
  • Stapleton, Staten Island: 44,3
  • Arrochar, Staten Island: 43
  • Midtown South, Manhattan: 40,3
  • Chelsea, Manhattan: 38,2
  • Rosedale, Queens: 34.4
  • Coney Island, Brooklyn: 33,7
  • Far Rockaway, Queens: 33.6
  • Borough Park, Brooklyn: 30,4

Hence the complaints most. Midland beach, the victim is stronger than all from hurricane sandy, continues to suffer from all of rain and snowfall, and its streets turn into rivers. Damp and in Manhattan.

DYK? The updated plan for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project will reduce construction time, transform the East River Park and deliver flood protections for the East Side nearly a year earlier: @NYClimate

— City of New York (@nycgov) October 2, 2018

Not to say that the city authorities ignore the threat and do not understand what global warming is, apparently, still a real threat and at least locally in new York, requires action. Do something. One of the initiatives is a plan to strengthen the Bank in Lower Manhattan. The project, published this fall, «will implement protection against floods for almost a year before, and the whole project will be completed six months earlier than the project previously considered. The new solution will raise the entire Park, the East river on the water’s edge, with an integral bulkhead and Esplanade, which will not affect the review. The lift Park further expands the protected area to the waterline, which greatly reduces the likelihood that the Park and the surrounding area will be flooded during a storm».

However, according to the authors of the report, such projects are necessary and implement them immediately.