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BREAKING: Sandbags Placed On Plumb Beach

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Plumb Beach yesterday afternoon, before additional sandbags were placed.

We’ve just received word that the city has placed additional sandbags on Plumb Beach in an effort to prevent further erosion and flooding on the Belt Parkway

Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson informed Councilman Lew Fidler late today that the city placed extra sandbags along the eroded section of Plumb Beach, where a storm two years ago devoured all but a few feet of rubble between the waters and the Belt Parkway.

It appeared Plumb Beach and the Belt Parkway would be left abandoned in the face of Hurricane Irene just two days ago, when Sheepshead Bites reported that the city was doing nothing to secure against the storm surges. Councilman Fidler acted on Sheepshead Bites’ tip, prodding the city to reconsider and place additional emphasis on preserving Southern Brooklyn’s most important roadway.

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  1. I do appreciate the break in surge the belt will give to the immediate area but 
    IT AIN’T enough to thwart the ocean. If it is coming there is no stopping.

  2. This is a real danger zone. I cant believe, how many years has it been that a real barrier is needed here? 2? 3?  It didn’t have to be expensive, heck, we could have gotten some people together and piled old copies of the Bay News up there as a barrier.

  3. Just walked the dog. There are a few branches down on Ave W (between Ocean Ave and 16 Sy) but no trees knocked over.

  4. Just walked the dog. There are a few branches down on Ave W (between Ocean Ave and 16 Sy) but no trees knocked over.

  5. This post had me FUMING! After closing off that same stretch of beach about two years ago, all the city did during close to a years time that it was closed off was to pile up a few hundred sandbags. To this day the bike path hasnt been paved back, nor any kind of man made nor natural barrier rebuilt.
    I wanna know where the millions of dollars went that was allocated to those repairs?!?

    I like how a few more sand bags were thrown on top of the old ones. Mind you it only took them a few hours to do, not a year.
    And of course it was washed away the same way that POS under-engineered handicamp ramp was in the middle of plumb beach.

    F’n City, F’n Bloomber.

    P.S. And while we’re at it, whats up with the porta-potties, why werent the real bathrooms reopened???

  6. This post had me FUMING! After closing off that same stretch of beach about two years ago, all the city did during close to a years time that it was closed off was to pile up a few hundred sandbags. To this day the bike path hasnt been paved back, nor any kind of man made nor natural barrier rebuilt.
    I wanna know where the millions of dollars went that was allocated to those repairs?!?

    I like how a few more sand bags were thrown on top of the old ones. Mind you it only took them a few hours to do, not a year.
    And of course it was washed away the same way that POS under-engineered handicamp ramp was in the middle of plumb beach.

    F’n City, F’n Bloomber.

    P.S. And while we’re at it, whats up with the porta-potties, why werent the real bathrooms reopened???

  7. The private company that was literally filling sand bags at the site did a great job in the storm. What was that March of 2010? Maybe they are the only people that can spell Plumb and no agencies care enough to solve the problem.

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