Lindenhurst neighborhood hopeful that village can fix notorious flooding problems
One Long Island neighborhood dealt with some flooding Monday despite clear skies.
Some residents in Lindenhurst say their street was covered by a few inches of water due to high tide flooding.
Jonathan Archibold says he was aware of flooding problems on his South Ninth Street home, even on non-stormy days.
“Makes you want to go out and buy a boat,” Archibold says. “Makes you want to take the canoe out and go down the street.”
Neighbors on the street say the road floods when there is a very high tide or when the wind blows in a certain direction.
They say it pushes water up through storm sewers and then it doesn’t drain back properly.
Many like Keith Powell are hopeful that the village can redesign the road to prevent flooding from continuing.
“We are optimistic that the village does have a plan to put some pumps in the street because the problem is the water lingers in our street,” Powell says.
The mayor of Lindenhurst tells News 12 that the village is working hard to fix the problems with flooding and could start with solutions in a few weeks.
Possible plans include installing pumps or redesigning bulkheads to help with the drainage.