Resiliency

Theme curated by: The Red Hook WaterStories Team

RESILIENCY 101. 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. Info on how to get involved in Red Hook's resiliency planning group the NY Rising Committee, and more!

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By Carolina Salguero, Special to Red Hook WaterStories Hurricane Sandy was a destructive example of Red Hook WaterStories. This section “resiliency: flood prep” is an effort to help Red Hook better prepare for future floods. For more about PortSide…

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…

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…

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.…

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 Sandy and prepare for future floods. Jim donated the map for fundraisers, and it is…

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 a quick overview of multiple government-funded plans and how they interrelate (or don't).

Get involved with the evolving Resilient Red Hook committee to help plan Red Hook resiliency and development.After hurricanes Irene and Sandy, New York State created the NY Rising program, and Red Hook's NY Rising committee was one of many created…

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…

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…

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…