Hey, great news...DEP is forming a task force!
As the task force focuses its microscope on Queens' neighborhoods, it will be looking to develop an emergency flood-response plan, an outreach and education plan to help residents better prepare for flooding and a mitigation plan for so-called flooding "hot spots," Lloyd said.
Explain why the city was operating without this in the first place...
Task force to create city flood solutions
Lloyd said that as the task force does its work, DEP will increase the number of inspections and catch-basin cleaning in flood-prone areas.
The problem is that people flooded where there never were floods before, so it appears you have to clean ALL the catch basins, Emily.
"We will measure sewer flows for a year to better understand the causes of the problems and assess where infrastructure should be altered," Lloyd said, adding that the DEP plans to spend $2.8 billion to rebuild the city's sewage system by 2017.
How about meeting with the people who had a foot of crap in their basements this past summer? Why won't you do that? 2017 is a long time to have to wait for relief.