City installs flood protections in Red Hook

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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.

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