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Sanders to host community meeting on flooding issues in Far Rockaway Thursday

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Flooding in South East Queens had become a persistent problem in the area
Office of James Sanders Jr.

State Senator James Sanders Jr., representing Far Rockaway and its neighboring areas, will host a public community meeting at Goldie Maple Academy on Thursday, Feb. 1st, to address the persistent flooding challenges in the region and explore viable solutions.

The meeting, set to start at 6:30 p.m., to be held at the school located at 365 Beach 56th Street in Arverne, will feature a collaborative discussion between Senator Sanders, Assemblymembers Stacy Pheffer Amato and Khaleel Anderson, Councilmember Selvena Brooks-Powers, along with local community members.

Senator Sanders emphasizes the urgency of the situation, stating, “Flooding has increasingly become a critical and disruptive issue in Southeast Queens, inflicting damage to homes and businesses, displacing residents, and interrupting daily life.” The senator aims to elevate awareness of the detrimental impact flooding has on the residents of Southeast Queens, gather firsthand accounts of the community’s experiences, and jointly develop a strategic plan of action to address these challenges.

The meeting underscores the commitment of local leaders to engage with the community in finding long-term solutions to this environmental concern. Members of the public seeking further details or wishing to contribute to the discussion are encouraged to contact Senator Sanders’ office via email at [email protected].