City Councilwoman Joann Ariola (R-Ozone Park) this week used a National Park Service report to highlight the possible dangers associated with installing a migrant basecamp at Floyd Bennett Field.
“Please see the irresponsibility of our city, state, and federal government on page 4: ‘The flood hazard at Floyd Bennett Field comes from coastal flooding associated with storm events. Flood events would be large scale and advance at a slow speed relative to streams with powerful flood waters and quickly manifest. Overall, the potential flood risks associated with the proposed action include RISK to HUMAN LIFE, HEALTH and SAFETY as well as minor flooding damage risk to temporary housing and associated facilities that are not federal investments.’”
Photo Courtesy of Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy