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More On Street Flooding

Street flooding as cited on Merrick Patch at http://bellmore.patch.com/groups/weather/p/nearby-flooding-at-wantagh-state-parkway-entrance is an ongoing threat to public safety. Two intersections are shown here merely as examples of improper neglect by the town. Furthermore, debris is often swept into open sewer gratings.
John Dunn February 12, 2013 at 09:14 PM
You again, Zach? After all your nonsense about that broken pole problem on Merrick Avenue, I'd hoped you'd learned from the experience about remedying infrastructure problems. The sewer gratings are clogged as a result of municipal neglect. Result: Flooding.
Zach T February 13, 2013 at 12:39 AM
I have flagged your post... Don't turn this into a personal attack because of my innocent comment!
donnam February 13, 2013 at 01:03 AM
Oh, this is Tragic....But not dangerous or a public safety issue..... Isn't that what you said Mr. Dunn when my home was flooded by Sandy?
Zach T February 13, 2013 at 01:29 AM
Flooded by sandy? That;s nothing. As per Mr. Dunn this is a "Public Disgrace" .... Shaking my head
John Dunn February 13, 2013 at 06:19 AM
Really, Zach and Donnam. The two of you act like you hate the idea of tending to the public well being as affected by infrastructure issues. Broken utility poles (yes, there is a second one), flood water from inoperative sewers, these are public health and safety issues that need attention. Issues with Hurrican Sandy have nothing to do with that. What's more, you know so.
donnam February 13, 2013 at 07:54 PM
Yes Zach life according to Mr. Dunn.......... 2 inches of water on the street = Threat to public safety....................5 feet of water on the street (via Hurricane Sandy) = Tragic............... And Mr. Dunn do you know what the Merrick Fire Department did on the night of Sandy? They traveled around the STREETS in South Merrick in BOATS, not their trucks. So, excuse me if I'm not up in arms about random puddles from the melting snow around Merrick.
Zach T February 13, 2013 at 10:35 PM
And on top of the 2 inches, 5 feet, my house also had 3 FEET of water, which is costing me over $100k in damages. And John- That's a threat. Not 2 inches after melting snow
John Dunn February 14, 2013 at 05:16 AM
So according to you then, nobody has any right to complain about home damage from Hurricane Sandy because the national calamiity in Japan from the tsunami at Fukushima Daiichi was far worse. That kind of thinking seems to me utterly warped. The flooding and sewer overflow in Merrick produced still another public hazrd apart from the physcial effects in the phtographs thus far. I will put that on Patch later today.
donnam February 14, 2013 at 01:40 PM
Mr. Dunn, those were your words when I was worried about 5 feet of water in my street and home. You said it was "tragic", but not dangerous.
Zach T February 15, 2013 at 04:59 AM
I think the main problem in merrick isn't the flooding, or the sewers, but the strange odor over on merrick ave by the temples, it really emulates every saturday. Almost smells like the dead sea

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