Mike Spano calls for Army Corps action on Yonkers flooding

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Assemblyman Mike Spano, D-Yonkers, called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today to release their findings of a reconnaissance study that they conducted on flooding in Yonkers.

Spano, who is running for mayor and faces two Democratic primary challengers, said that the time for studies is over and that action needs to be taken.

He noted that residents of the Brooklands complex at 1000 Palmer Rd. “are in such high danger of total devastation that they have been forced to hire their own flood control specialist in hopes of building a flood wall–this should not be their responsibility,” Spano stated.

“Our city cannot continue to be reactive to the serious problems we face,” Spano stated. “It’s already too late for those currently out of their homes following Hurricane Irene. ACOE must put a plan in place now to prevent serious flooding that will without doubt occur again in the future if nothing continues to be done,” Spano said.

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  1. It’s been there 85 years, and guess why it’s called Brooklands? You choose to build, (0r buy) in a flood zone, you deal with it.