Coney Island

These 2 Brooklyn neighborhoods are notorious for street flooding

December 4, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Two Brooklyn neighborhoods are on a list of 10 New York City areas, compiled by, that generated the most complaints about street flooding in the year leading up to the end of September.

As one might guess, most of these are waterfront neighborhoods, according to Curbed. The two Brooklyn neighborhoods that are the most flood-prone are Coney Island, which is, close to the Atlantic Ocean; and, surprisingly, land-locked Borough Park.

In areas that aren’t near bodies of water such as Borough Park, the city’s infrastructure is more likely to blame, according to Curbed. Conditions that could cause flooding are sewers being overwhelmed during storms and catch basins that are too clogged with debris to drain water efficiently.

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Rainfall has steadily increased since the turn of the new century: “five of the top 10 wettest years have been since 2000,” according to  Therefore, the frequency of street flooding is likely to rise in the coming years.

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