Mamaroneck hosts meeting to reflect on aftermath of Ida, help residents prepare for future floods

The village of Mamaroneck is hosting a community event related to the one year anniversary of Hurricane Ida

News 12 Staff

Sep 15, 2022, 12:10 AM

Updated 620 days ago


Communities along Westchester's Sound Shore continue to look ahead to the next part of the ongoing recovery effort from Hurricane Ida - a little over a year later.
Village leadership met with residents at Mamaroneck Avenue School to update them on the progress they've made on storm readiness.
Despite the slow road back to a full recovery, the village and most of its residents have a lot of reasons to be optimistic.
They learned what steps the village has taken to prevent future floods and what work still needs to be done.
Among them is the Washingtonville Housing Alliance, a nonprofit with 40 affordable housing units in the highly flood-prone section of the village.
"These kinds of events are important to give some comfort and sense of security to the residents," says Theresa Colyar, of Washingtonville Housing Alliance.
Roughly 80% of the village's homes and buildings are at pre-Ida levels.
"We're working to you know, make this a more storm-resistant community and to give us tools we need in case of a storm," says Village of Mamaroneck Mayor Tom Murphy
The village is developing new flood evacuation plans, expanding its emergency operations team, processing new water level gauges in the rivers and putting a flood warning siren in place.
"We're doing everything we can to prepare and to protect people," says Murphy.
The Governor's Office of Storm Recovery was once again in Westchester laying out the timeline for when people can receive part of the $41 million for Ida recovery.
The mayor says the Army Corps of Engineers will be at the trustee meeting on Oct. 11 to update the village on how far along it is on the Flood Risk Management Project.

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