Passaic to get $1.6M in federal funds to reduce flash flooding where 2 people died

Passaic Mayor Hector Lora says the hope is to prevent future flood-related tragedies.

Matt Trapani

Apr 25, 2024, 12:39 AM

Updated 31 days ago

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The city of Passaic will be getting assistance to help improve flood-prone areas.
The city announced that it will receive more than $1.6 million in federal funds to help reduce flash flooding in and around McDonald Brook and the culvert near Benson and Main avenues. This is the same spot where a few years ago two young adults died when their car was swept away during Hurricane Ida.
The project will include improved drainage and planting more trees to help reduce stormwater runoff.
“It's a great day in the city of Passaic as we receive historic funding to tactically address flooding mitigation issues,” said Mayor Hector Lora.
Lora says the hope is to prevent future flood-related tragedies.


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