City installs flood protections in Red Hook

Posted: Updated:
RED HOOK -

The city has a new plan to protect homes and businesses surrounded by water in Red Hook.

The mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency says it is working on a permanent solution. But in the meantime, with hurricane season right around the corner, Red Hook will see Hesco barriers filled with sand and wire-mesh containers that will remain in place. There will also be water-filled Tiger Dams installed at intersections.

Residents say some protections against flooding are better than nothing.

The city says a long-term project that includes a flood wall could be done by 2021. It still requires approval by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."