NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A vigil and rally had been held in Queens on Sunday to honor the lives misplaced within the lethal storms from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
As CBS2’s Cory James reported, the gathering was actually about two various things. The primary was to honor those that died in final week’s extreme flooding in elements of New York Metropolis. The second is, as owners, they’re outraged, saying the town is giving out fines for unlawful basement dwellings.
A few of these properties might be seen on 183rd Road in Hollis.
Organizers of the gathering stated they’re offering properties whereas the town is neglecting 1000’s of individuals by placing them in “deplorable situations” in NYCHA and homeless shelters that it manages.
The gathering got here hours after Gov. Kathy Hochul held a press convention and referred to as on the town to make adjustments.
One of many issues she is suggesting is a multi-alert warning system.
“I imagine there needs to be a greater warning system for people who find themselves of their properties. We all know the place they’re, and whether or not they’re licensed and accepted by a constructing inspector or not, it doesn’t matter,” Hochul stated. “There’s a human being residing in there, or a number of human beings residing in that area. And we’d like a system that’s going to alert them, not simply in English however in a number of languages, to let individuals know that they’re in peril.”
And talking of that hazard, a video launched Sunday exhibits NYPD officers in a flooded Woodside, Queens basement, trying to find individuals. After a number of makes an attempt, police stated rising water ranges and reside electrical energy compelled the officers to finish the search and rescue and name the FDNY.
Sadly, when these specialised models arrived, they discovered three individuals who died from drowning inside that basement.
Again on the gathering, group members stated development being finished on this avenue contributed to the flooding.
CBS2 reached out to the town for remark and continues to be ready to listen to again.
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