Resiliency

Theme curated by: The Red Hook WaterStories Team

PortSide NewYork was honored with a "Champions of Change" award from the Obama White House for our hurricane Sandy prepartion and recovery work. We saved our ship from the storm, set up and ran a Sandy aid station, created a virtual aid station, ran 6 months of Sandy Survivor Meetings, and more.

In 2022, the 10th anniversary of Sandy, PortSide continues resiliency planning work in and for Red Hook with a series of events and initiatives. If you want to get involved, please send an email to chiclet@portsidenewyork.org.

1st 2022 event: Castrips will bring 30 students on March 17, 9am to 1pm from the Houston international high school Awty. They will learn about and then help boost Red Hook resiliency by distributing a PortSide postcard with flood prep info. Get in touch if you want to help edit that postcard, lived in Red Hook NYCHA during Sandy and want to speak at the event, or want to be a guide for the students as they move around Red Hook.

RESILIENCY 101 below is a deep resource section with info on how to prepare for a flood (short and long term), an overview of resiliency plans for Red Hook including NYCHA's, maps that show Sandy flooding and damage to trees. Includes historic and modern studies of the sewer system and maps that show what parts of Red Hook were once water-- all of which effects current flooding, and more!

Resiliency is also needed to deal with the pandemic. There is a link to Covid19 Red Hook Resources on the main menu bar.

You can download this one-page PDF flyer at link below. We have copied its words below so that you can easily click the hyperlinks to get to all Red Hook WaterStories content mentioned in the PDF. The jpeg version is for sharing on social media, but…

Google Translation: Chinese(中文), Spanish(Español) For our larger collection of resiliency info go here.For Jim McMahon's Red Hook Sandy flood map go here. Please take our short survey about flood prepContact PortSide NewYork…

Storm Preparedness For Small Business, an excellent event organized by SBIDC took place on 9/17/13.   The tips are also useful for home owners and non-profits, and much of it also applies for areas besides Red Hook. SBIDC set up this day-long program…

This map was researched, created and generously shared with the Red Hook community by Red Hook resident Jim McMahon who wanted to help his neighbors recover from Hurricane Sandy and prepare for future floods. Jim donated the map for fundraisers,…

2013 Sandy Flood saline impacted tree survey by Eymund Diegel for the NYC Parks DepartmentText on map:"Gowanus / Red Hook Flood Impacts: Post Sandy Flood Tree Leaf Out Percentages. Trees impacted by salt water ponding and salt water flooding. June…

Hurricane Sandy hit Brooklyn around 8pm on October 29, 2012. which caused devastating flooding in Red Hook. The following 32 interviews are part of a project "Sandy: Tell Your Story"recorded by Emergency Management Methodology Partners (EMMP) in…

Street FloodingReport Street flooding to NYC by calling 311 or by going to their 311 website. There is a detailed questionaire to report flooding on the the website, that allows you to submit images and other attachments.Sewer BackupsNew York City…

Tide + surge + wind over water (fetch) = what you need to know.To calculate the risk of flooding at a location, You need to take the height of the expected storm surge, the time it is expected, and compare that time to the tide cycle in the harbor.…

Red Hook community members created an emergency plan to cover the 72 HOURS BEFORE AND AFTER an emergency called Ready Red Hook. This plan - for all emergencies, not just floods - was created in the aftermath of the Sandy Hurricane, in an effort to…

Post hurricane Sandy, Red Hook continues to be intensely studied by the city, state and federal government as well as by many academics. Jump to aquick overview of multiple government-funded plans and how they interrelate (or don't).

The Resilient Red Hook(RRH) group was founded as a result of hurricane Sandy by a NYS-funded program NY Rising. It was originally the Red Hook NY Rising Committee. After completing the state-funded work in Spring 2014, the group kept meeting and a…

You've heard of watersheds, this project is about sewersheds. The sewer system impacts flooding in Red Hook both in terms of overflows coming up into the street from storm drains and backing up into buildings via their sewer lines. The…

The Goawnus Canal Storm Surge Barrier Study was presented to the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency. The report looks at the feasability of future studies and actions the City and the Army…