Catherine’s home and business in Rye have been flooded repeatedly, and she has taken this issue incredibly seriously since before her first days in office. Here are some of the actions she has taken that directly address problems arising from storm flooding (her many actions to fight climate change are discussed elsewhere).
Flood History Disclosure Law
- Spearheaded legislation to create a Flood History Disclosure Law
- Helped local municipalities working with projects focused on flood mitigation and affordable housing
As part of our efforts to combat flooding, I also led the successful efforts to pass stormwater reconnaissance plans for every watershed in Westchester County. Now, with data collected from the municipalities in these watersheds, we can move forward and prioritize what projects will have the most benefit for our residents and business owners. Impacted Municipalities will have expanded access to County funds to take proactive action, which is vital because the time to act is now, not after there’s a foot of floodwater in people’s basements.
- Probe of Poor Storm Preparation and Response by Con Ed, NYSEG (public meetings with utilities on March 19, June 4, & Oct. 2, 2018)
Replacing and repairing equipment at wastewater treatment facilities in Yonkers and Mamaroneck
Replacement of Mamaroneck Avenue Bridge over Mamaroneck River
Flood mitigation around Avon Circle in Rye Brook and the athletic fields at the Port Chester Middle School
Final phase of rehabilitation of Department of Environmental Services main facility
Flood mitigation near Pinebrook Boulevard in New Rochelle
Rehabilitation of Glen Island Bridge in New Rochelle
Replacement of Playland Bathhouse canopy, renovations to the Grand Carousel and Derby Racer, and shoreline rehabilitation
- $11 million in reserve to fund the Army Corps of Engineers flood mitigation project in Mamaroneck, if local share is required
- Community Resource Center’s workforce development program