Phones are ringing at the New Rochelle fire stations today and the sump pumps are out. Fire Commissioner Ray “Doc” Kiernan said some 40 residents had called seeking help with watery basements. “We’re getting a lot of calls for flooded basements. We’re rocking right now,” he said. Firefighters were also at the scene on Hanson Lane and Beverly Road, where wires had come down.
New Rochelle City Manager Charles Strome said there was flooding on one side of Pinebrook Boulevard and that public works crews were out cleaning catch basins and culverts and lowering lake levels where needed.
The Village of Pelham had no problems with flooding Tuesday afternoon, said Village Administrator Robert Yamuder. He said workers were continuing to clean catch basins in flood-prone areas and alert residents about the possibility of flooding as more rain was expected to fall.