‘A top priority’: President Biden signs Queens lawmaker’s bill to combat flooding in the borough into law


As Queens has experienced its fair share of devastating extreme weather in recent years, from Superstorm Sandy to Hurricane Ida, a bill introduced by Congresswoman Grace Meng last year to help combat flooding in the borough was signed into law by President Biden on Tuesday, Jan. 17. 

The measure authorizes the Army Corps of Engineers — in working with New York City — to spend nearly $120 million on upgrading environmental infrastructure in the borough. These include projects to help improve water and wastewater infrastructure, stormwater management and combined sewer overflows.