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Basements fl ooded
by water main bust TWO GOOD
Flooding on May 30 following a water main break in the area of Fairview
Avenue and Himrod Street in Ridgewood. Photos courtesy of City
Councilman Robert Holden
BY ROBERT POZARYCKI
Several homes in Ridgewood
experienced flooding last
week not from torrential rains
but rather a water main break at a
construction site, it was reported.
The incident occurred at about
7:30 p.m. on May 30 in the area
of Himrod Street and Fairview
Avenue. According to sources
with Community Board 5, the
break occurred in an area where
water main replacement work was
The 104th Precinct and Fire
Department, along with crews from
the Department of Environmental
Protection, responded to the incident.
Approximately 15 homes lost water
service for most of the evening due
to the damage, according to an Office
of Emergency Management report
provided to QNS.
The report also stated that “a
dislodged cap on a water main at a
construction site” was the apparent
cause of the rupture.
City Councilman Robert Holden
posted pictures of the flooding on his
Facebook page Friday. He reported
that some homes near the site “had
their basements flooded, and there
was heavy flooding in the streets.”
Holden stated that he has been “in
contact with various city agencies all
throughout last night” and Friday
about the problem.
Homeowners who suffered
property damage as a result of the
flooding can file a claim with the City
Comptroller’s office for financial
compensation. For information on
how to file a claim, call Holden’s
office at 718-366-3900 or email
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