Low-lying areas of Rockland get hit hard by flooding

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Heavy rains are wreaking havoc for some low-lying areas in Rockland County.

Residents who live along the Mahwah River say they are tired of all the flooding problems in the area and want engineers to fix the problem. The Ramapo highway supervisor says the flooding problem is not only caused by the river, but also by the Ramapo Mountains. Water generates up in the mountains and flows down up into the valley.

Ed Devine, of the Rockland County Drainage Agency, says the county and state are taking steps to fix the problem. Devine says most improvements will take place in New Jersey. However, part of the project will widen the Mahwah and Ramapo rivers to alleviate flooding in Rockland.

To see more about drainage problems in Tompkins Cove click here.

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