Good morning Brooklyn: Friday September 3, 2021
“SUBWAY SYSTEM OVERHAUL”: After the massive flooding of the last 24 hours in New York’s subway system Governor Kathy Hochul wants to overhaul the subway system to be better prepared for extreme weather when it gets more frequent, she said on Spectrum New York 1 News # MorningsOn1. Governor Hochul also declared a state of emergency in response to record-breaking floods as a result of the Ida Tropical Depression.
According to a report by Eyewitness News (ABC, Channel 7), restoration began with the labeled lines, and incumbent MTA chairman and CEO Janno Lieber expressed hope that service would for the most part be back to normal by the end of today.
VEHICLE RELOCATIONS: The NYPD notes that several vehicles were relocated from the city’s streets and highways due to the flooding conditions of Wednesday’s storm. Those looking for their vehicles are directed to contact @ nyc311 to find out if and where they have been moved.
The handle @ nyc311 also has a website counterpart: https://portal.311.nyc.gov/
GOVERNOR SIGNS NEW EVACATION MORATORIUM: A new moratorium on COVID-related evictions of homes and businesses for New York State went into effect this morning, Thursday, September 2nd. Under the new moratorium signed by Governor Kathy Hochul in the early hours of the morning and after an emergency session of state legislatures has been convened, all tenant safe harbor protections will remain in place for tenants in financial distress as a result of the pandemic are until January 15, 2022, along with new protective measures in the event of forced evictions.
As of August 31, ERAP had raised more than $ 1.2 billion.
‘EMERGENCY STATE’ CONTINUED: “New York remains in a state of emergency for the downstate counties affected by the remains of Ida” Governor Kathy Hochul visited storm-hit areas Thursday and diverted additional state agency assets to New York City and surrounding areas to help communities recover after the remnants of the hurricane delivered historic rainfall and on multiple occasions Flash floods, power outages and life threatening conditions triggered areas.
Precipitation rates of up to three inches per hour, the highest ever measured by the NYS Mesonet (weather station network), flooded streets and trapped people in vehicles and homes, causing some deaths. LaGuardia Airport reported more than six inches of rainfall.
ACCUSED ASBESTOS INVESTIGATORS: Four certified asbestos investigators have been charged with repeatedly filing false asbestos inspection reports. endanger the health and safety of workers and residents of New York City. A joint investigation by the Attorney General and Department of Investigation found that the defendants – who were certified by the New York State Department of Labor and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) – had been independent contractors for several years. – Filed fraudulent reports for inspections that took place on days they were out of state and country.
These charges are only accusations and the accused are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.
AMTRAK EMPIRE SERVICE SUSPENDED Brooklynites needing to travel to parts of the state between NYC and Albany advises that all Amtrak Empire services will cease on Friday, September 3rd, according to Notify NYC and the Amtrak website.
Commuters traveling the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington, DC on Friday and Labor Day weekend can download the Amtrak app, receive text messages at: Amtrak.com/DelayAlerts, or follow on Friday on Twitter via @AmtrakNEC and @ AmtrakAlerts to see if service has been restored on my route.
START ACT REINFORCED: US MP Yvette D. Clarke (NY-9) reintroduced the Smart Technologies for Accessible and Resilient Transportation (START) Act, which, if passed, would renew and expand the Obama administration’s Smart Cities Challenge all around Smart city and municipal transport projects that benefit communities of all sizes by reducing transport costs, traffic congestion, air pollution, energy consumption and CO2 emissions while improving transport access, equity, efficiency, resilience, safety and security, and sustainability.
The START Act would establish a federal Smart Community Resource Center to serve as a database and clearinghouse for smart city transportation efforts, sharing information on guides and resources that are easily available to the public.
INVITES BIDEN TO DECLARE EMERGENCY AFTER IDA: United States Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) and local elected officials and residents Affected by Tropical Storm Ida urges President Biden to make an emergency statement under the Stafford Act and unlock programs for individuals and households so homeowners can seek direct assistance. Officials also outlined immediate steps local residents should take to repair the damage caused by the storm.
At press time on Thursday, President Biden’s most recent emergency declaration was issued on August 22, after Hurricane Henri. Ida was the next storm in a row to hit New York.
Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Justin Donovan, from Brooklyn, New York, stands guard aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77).
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Elisha Smith
MARINE OFFICER FROM GERRITEN BEACH: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Justin Donovan, originally from Brooklyn’s Gerritsen Beach neighborhood, currently serves in the US Navy in the South China Sea aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77). As a boatswain’s mate, Donovan is responsible for the maintenance of the ship’s exterior, including the deck and all attached equipment, and, if necessary, for overseeing or participating in combat damage control operations. Donovan writes of his teenage neighborhood between Sheepshead Bay and Marine Park: “I loved growing up in Brooklyn, and especially Gerritsen Beach … a small community where everyone knows and takes care of each other. I’m also a firefighter at the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Brigade. “
He fondly remembers the “Gerritsen Beach Games” with a car show; To do sports; and a favorite place to eat, Roll N Roaster, in Sheepshead Bay. “The best place for a nice roast beef sandwich with cheese!”
Why was Ida so devastating when it flooded the northeast?
September 2 | Mallika Sen and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
The death toll tops 40 after Ida’s remains were blinded in the northeast
September 2 | Bobby Caina Calvan, David Porter and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press
Southwest Brooklyn, near the water, is hardest hit by the storm
September 2 | Jaime de Jesus, Brooklynreporter.com
Monitor: NYPD officials underreport stop-and-frisk use
September 2 | Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press