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Great Neck homeowners fed up with flooding issues following latest rainfall

Homeowners in flood-prone areas along the North Shore are once again dealing with damage to their homes after heavy rain pounded certain areas overnight.

News 12 Staff

Sep 13, 2022, 10:16 PM

Updated 642 days ago

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Homeowners in flood-prone areas along the North Shore are once again dealing with damage to their homes after heavy rain pounded certain areas overnight.
Mary Kaplan, of Great Neck, says she is fed up with flooding and wants something to be done to fix the problem.
Kaplan, who is in a wheelchair because of severe arthritis, lives in the area of Chadwick Road and Baker Hill Road, which was also flooded after Hurricane Ida last year. She says her kitchen was recently repainted from the damage of that storm before it was wrecked again this week by the weather.
"This time we can recover, it's an easy recovery, we just clean up and mop up and do a lot of washing and that's it. If it happens again, where we would have to be away from the home, I don't think we would come back, I really don't,” she says.
Residents on the block say the problem keeps happening because they don't have sufficient drainage.
The mayor says the Village of Great Neck is working with an engineering company to see how and if the drainage here could be improved. He adds that the latest rain storm was simply too much in too short of a period of time for the drainage system to keep up.


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