Mayor Adams Announces Construction of new Cloudburst Resiliency Projects to Better Manage Intense Rainfall Events in Flood-Prone Neighborhoods

January 9, 2023

$390 Million Projects Will Develop Innovative Methods to Absorb, Store, and Transfer Stormwater Caused by Sudden, Heavy Downpours

City Announces Four New Cloudburst Sites in Corona, Kissena Park, Parkchester, and East New York

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced the expansion of the city’s Cloudburst Program — which constructs clustered stormwater management projects in flood-prone communities — to four new neighborhoods, a major milestone in the city’s continued resiliency efforts to better prepare for intense rainfall events, like Hurricane Ida in the past. Supported with nearly $400 million in capital funds, these specially designed, built, and engineered infrastructure projects will protect residents and property in Corona and Kissena Park, Queens, Parkchester, Bronx, and East New York, Brooklyn from future extreme weather brought about by climate change.

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