While the Blind Brook is still below its dam’s 19-foot-limit, the rain is overwhelming sanitary system pump stations, assistant city manager Scott Pickup said.
“The volume of the water in the sanitary system, if it surcharges those pumps, we’ll have a problem,” he said.
The city is getting ready to bail out pump stations on Hewlett and Peck avenues and a small portion of Kirby Lane.
Pickup said if winds grow stronger, trees in the already-soaked soil can topple.
The city sustained significant damage during the Nor’easter on March 13, including $50,000 in damage to the recreation department garage and $30,000 to Whitby Castle, the city-owned golf club restaurant.
The city was also hit with major flooding during two monster spring storms in 2007.
(Flooding at Locust Avenue and Mead Street threaten a section of Rye April 15, 2007. (Matthew Brown / The Journal News)