The heavy rains and powerful storms wrought by Tropical Storm Hanna Saturday hit one Queens neighborhood particularly hard. Much of Rosedale was flooded, which residents say is often a problem when it rains in the area.
"Every time it rains it floods,” said Rosedale resident Laura Zebro.
"Flood, flood, flood," added Rosedale resident Andrea Robinson.
Part of Hook Creek Boulevard was underwater Saturday night after Hanna’s heavy rains dropped inches of water on the area.
Robinson's home has been flooded before, but she doesn't worry about it too much now because she learned the hard way five years ago.
“We had to pave out the whole backyard because every time it rains, it use to flood out the basement," said Robinson.
Andrea...it floods because people pave over their yards. Laura seems to understand:
"They have built the houses, but they haven't thought about drainage,” said Zebro. “They study to get people in, but not studying what's going to happen when we have this sort of rain."
Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Hit Rosedale Hard