We’re coming up to four years since Superstorm Sandy tore through southern Brooklyn. Memories of the destruction still haunt our neighborhoods, and little has been done to protect us if another massive storm comes to our shore.
Council members Chaim Deutsch and Hakeem Jeffries are holding a special public meeting tomorrow with the Army Corps of Engineers, who recently included Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay, and Manhattan Beach in their resiliency study of the Northeast Corridor.
All residents are encouraged to come to the meeting to voice their concerns and find out about the Corps plans to prepare for future storms.
The Corps will map out their preliminary flood control plans for the neighborhood tomorrow night, Wednesday, October 5, at Kingsborough Community College at 6pm in the MAC Rotunda, room 240.
The meeting will start with an hour-long discussion. Poster boards with the plans will be displayed around the room for residents to observe. Staff members from the Corps and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will also be walking around to answer questions and take input one-on-one from the residents.
The Crops will then give a half-hour presentation regarding their draft report, and will then take questions from those in attendance. In order to ask a question during the Q & A session, people will have to fill out a card at the beginning of the meeting.
This is an important meeting that will have an affect on our neighborhood’s welfare in the future. Come by, voice your concern, and be informed about what is happening to protect you.