Community Conversation RE: Sewage Spill in Southeast Queens

Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) will lead a community conversation on the recent sewage spill in Southeast Queens, which was the result of a blocked sewer pipe. Senator Sanders will be joined by other Queens elected officials. community groups and government agencies all on hand to lend their support to help homeowners who experienced damages.

"This is a terrible and unfortunate incident to have happened, especially around the holidays," Sanders said. "My office will be working with the city and all of the appropriate agencies to help affected homeowners recover and resume their busy lives."

Hundreds of homes in Southeast Queens were damaged by the sewage spill. The exact cause of the blockage is unknown and still being investigated. Residents impacted by the flooding should file a claim with their insurance company and the Comptroller’s Office to cover any damage from the sewage. The Comptroller's Office will be at Senator Sanders event to help with claims.

Other agencies in attendance will be: NYC Mayor's Community Affairs Unit (CAU), Office of Emergency Management, Department (OEM), Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), American Red Cross, NYC Department of Health, and FDNY.

Who: State Senator James Sanders Jr., Council Member Adrienne Adams, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Assembly Member Vivian Cook

What: Community Conversation on Sewage Spill in Southeast Queens

Where: PS 223, the Lyndon B. Johnson School, 125-20 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11434

When: Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. 

Why: To help residents affected by the sewage spill to recover from the damages to their homes 

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