Cleanup efforts made following microburst storm in Bensonhurst

The Parks Department tells News 12 that the trees in the area were inspected in 2022 and found to be in good condition.

News 12 Staff

Jul 27, 2023, 9:57 PM

Updated 300 days ago

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The streets of Bensonhurst were cleaned following a microburst storm that took place two days ago, but some residents are concerned about their neighborhood for future storms.  
Less than 48 hours earlier, branches and leaves piled up along sidewalks after winds reaching 60 mph took down trees in the area, blocking the entrances to many homes. Residents say the aftermath was much worse than any of them expected.  
The New York City Parks Department has cleared out the debris, but some Brooklyn residents are still concerned about potential damages and outages from upcoming storms. 
“It’s not cool… people could get hurt because of the power lines and no electricity,” said resident Owen Berman.  
The Parks Department tells News 12 that the trees in the area were inspected in 2022 and found to be in good condition. 


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