Biden administration funds first phase of hurricane risk reduction in Howard Beach


With the Atlantic Hurricane Season underway, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries joined community leaders in Howard Beach to announce that the Biden administration provided the necessary funding for a feasibility study for ecosystem restoration and hurricane and storm damage risk reduction for Spring Creek and Howard Beach.

“The Howard Beach community faces flooding during both minor and major storms. Compounding the risk of flooding, the area is highly degraded with invasive plant species that pose a fire risk,” Jeffries said. “Like all of New York, Howard Beach is resilient, but we owe it to them to do better and to address the issues at the core of the matter. So I am very pleased that after working closely with the Army Corps of Engineers, the Biden administration has provided $500,000 for this resiliency project. With this funding, we take the first step in ensuring that the shoreline neighborhoods in Queens have the resources needed to investigate ecological and coastal storm risk management measures.”