West Nyack Residents Hope Sandy Isn't An Irene Sequel

West Nyack was hit hard last year during the storm

During Hurricane Irene last year, one of the hardest hits areas of Rockland County was Klein Ave. and some nearby streets in West Nyack. Heavy rain led to such a large overflow of the adjacent retention pond that the street was flooded with waters reaching as high as five-and-a-half feet. The street was eventually evacuated.

While residents are hoping Hurricane Sandy won’t hit as hard, they aren’t taking chances. Many were in the process of or had already started moving items from their ground-level floors upstairs by Saturday afternoon.

Steve October 28, 2012 at 06:01 PM
It is Sunday mid day and I just passed Lake Deforest. It does not seem to me that the level has been lowered at all. It is full and we are not in the summer season so more is on the way. What are they waiting for? Seems to be neglect to me on united waters part.
Karen October 29, 2012 at 12:58 PM
they supposedly were to empty 9.9 million gallons
jane s October 29, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Actually the normal release is about 9 million per day. They were authorized to release 60 to 80 million gallons per day as needed. Last I read though it was stopped because the water needs time to flow down through the other reservoirs into nj so as not to worsen downstream locations either.


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