Flooding, Rain Damage in Rye

Information on flooding problems in Rye on Sept. 28, which was a stormy day.

On Sept. 28 police received several calls around 9:28 a.m. that a light was out on Boston Post Road and Purchase Street. Police officer Balls assisted with traffic.

On Sept. 28 around 11:35 a.m. police received numerous calls that reported flooding in the area of Community Synagogue on Forest Ave. and Fieldstone Road. A car was stuck in the water and police officer Amlung was dispatched. The Department of Public Works was on the scene.

At 11:59 a.m. the same day a caller claimed that his back yard was flooded a neighbor pumping water from their units onto his property. Police officer Amlung was dispatched to the scene and the caller was advised on the procedure of how to file a claim in Rye City Court.

On Sept. 30 at 3:07 p.m. a caller reported that they knocked the storm drain cover into the drain on 4 Franklin Ave. 

On Sept. 30 at 3:30 p.m. a caller reported sewer backing up into the street, the road was flooded on 115 Drake Smith Lane.

Does your property or one nearby always flood when it rains? Tell us your problem areas in the comments. 

Bill Lawyer October 05, 2012 at 06:14 PM
According to the rain gauge in my back yard, we had 2 inches of rain in about an hour on Friday the 28th -- resulting in some water in my basement, but only for a short time.
Liz Giegerich October 05, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Thanks for sharing Bill. That is a lot of rain in one hour. I hope you didn't have any damage to the floors.


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