Jeffries secures $800K in fed funds to prevent flooding in Canarsie


US Rep. Hakeem Jeffries announced Monday the allocation of $800,000 in funds from the most recent federal budget to construct a “tidal gate” along the Canarsie waterfront, which aims to further bolster the vulnerable waterfront nabe from the adverse effects of climate change.

Construction began on new tidal gates flowing into Fresh Creek last October, and is expected to be completed by this summer. The gates, placed at the end of sewage pipelines running along Avenues K, L, M, and N, and Seaview Avenue, close up during storm surges to prevent water, trash, and other debris from entering the sewer system and backflowing into catch basins and people’s homes.