LINDENWOOD, Queens (PIX11) — Fast-falling rain gushed from flooded streets into basements and garages in Queens overnight, causing many residents to question the city’s response.
“I’m disgusted. I mean, this is everything we get rain. … This is worse than Sandy, worse than Sandy,” said Lisa Kingston, who lives near 151st Avenue and 79th Street in the Lindenwood section of Queens.
That area appeared to get a significant pounding from the relentless rain. Up to 6 feet of water flooded basements and subterranean garages, trapping many residents inside.
Kingston’s son Vincent, confined to a wheelchair, was trapped in their Lindenwood home because his ramp was flooded. Vincent is OK, but his family said if something happened that would’ve forced them from their home, he could have been in serious danger.
Utility crews were on the scene as of 3 a.m. The NYC Department of Environmental Protection said it is aware of the flooding and is crafting a statement for PIX11 News.