Southern Brooklyn

Overflowing Public Garbage Could Be Deadly During Hurricane

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I know, I know. We harp enough about garbage problems in Sheepshead Bay. But I just took a walk down Sheepshead Bay Road, and what I saw was particularly galling.

Just about every public garbage can on Sheepshead Bay Road looks like the one above, or worse. Containers and bags sit around them, and some even have planks of wood or sheets of metal and plastic near them.

As Hurricane Sandy passes through, the area is expected to see gale force winds, meaning all of these objects may get launched like a rocket into the air, potentially injuring anyone unlucky enough to be in their way, or posing a threat to glass storefronts and parked cars.

Meanwhile, the city is emphatically reminding us to tie down objects in our yards.

Anyone else see a problem here?

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