City Council passes Queens elected’s bill to shore up city’s storm response

When Tropical Storm Isaias tore through the borough last August, it left tens of thousands of Queens residents in the dark and uprooted trees across the borough.

Many found that seeking assistance from the city clearing storm damage and restoring utilities was no easy task, and property owners and businesses across Queens phoned in nearly 10,000 reports of fallen trees to 311 and complained of the city’s slow response.

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