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Flooding a regular problem for longtime Spring Valley residents

Flooding caused problems across the Hudson Valley Thursday night. It's a regular problem that can cause nightmares for residents of one Spring Valley neighborhood.

Diane Caruso

Jun 3, 2022, 9:32 PM

Updated 718 days ago

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Flooding caused problems across the Hudson Valley Thursday night. It's a regular problem that can cause nightmares for residents of one Spring Valley neighborhood.
"I’m in fear of one day the house will fall down because there’s so much water,” Lilly Mathurin tells News 12.
The Spring Valley woman has lived on Fanley Avenue for the last few decades and has been dealing with flooding for the last 10 years.
Mathurin describes it as a “river” moving in and around her home.
Over the years, she says she’s spent tens of thousands of dollars over the years between fixing water damage or trying to fix the issue herself. She’s reached out to local officials, but the issue hasn’t been fixed yet.
"Do justice. Do what's supposed to be done. I'm a taxpayer as well, just like everybody else,” Mathurin says. “Treat me as a human being.”
While Spring Valley Mayor Alan Simon was not in his office Friday during News 12’s visit to Village Hall, another employee said matters of flood concerns are now being addressed by Rockland’s Office of Building and Codes since the village's Building Department was taken over earlier this year.
The Office of Building and Codes says it is now looking into the problem.


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