More on Gowanus Flooding from Brad Lander
Check out Brad Lander’s blog to read about Gowanus flooding. The Canal breached its banks in many places at high tide this morning. It is expected to flood at high tide tonight around 8:30 PM and possibly tomorrow morning around 9AM.
I have communicated with EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck and NYC Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland. Thanks to both of them for making the time, and communicating quickly (with each other, and with me) about our concerns at the canal.
During the storm, stay out of Zone A near the canal. It will very likely flood again, with a high tide anticipated of 6 – 11 feet above normal. Everyone in Zone A should already have evacuated. In general, everyone who is not an emergency worker should stay inside tonight.