Congressman requests Biden administration fund storm risk study in Howard Beach


With the Atlantic Hurricane Season currently underway, from June 1 through Nov. 30, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries recently sent a letter requesting the Biden administration to fund a feasibility study for ecosystem restoration as well as hurricane and storm damage risk reduction for Spring Creek South and Howard Beach in the federal budget.

Jeffries, whose Brooklyn district encompasses a portion of south Queens, secured a directive in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 to expedite the completion of the research.

“The study will recommend a comprehensive, integrated solution to provide the community with a resilient and environmentally sustainable shoreline, providing long-needed storm risk management benefits and restoring critical habitat,” Jeffries wrote in a letter to the office of Management and Budget Acting Director Shalanda Young. “The residents and businesses of Howard Beach need assistance, and this feasibility study represents an opportunity to deliver on our promise to build back better for the American people.”