Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta Regarding Flooding on Crosbie Street

MANCHESTER (September 7, 2008) – “ On Saturday night and Sunday morning, the remnants of Tropical Storm Hanna dumped nearly five inches on the city and about three inches in a 90-minute span. This amount of rain placed an incredible amount of strain on some of the bodies of water in the city and caused an overflowing of Goldfish and Dorrs Ponds in the North End. As a result, 13 homes with private sewers on Crosbie Street have been affected, of which three have been evacuated.

“Since Saturday night, state and city officials have been on the scene to address the flooding. Those that have decided to stay in their homes currently have access to toilet and shower facilities. In addition, now that some of the water has subsided, we are starting to pump water from the flooded areas. My office, as well as the many state and local agencies, will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds. A press conference that goes into detail about this situation will be playing on MCTV Channel 22 over the next few days. Please note that while most roads will be open by the morning of Monday, Sept. 8, Crosbie Street will be open only to local traffic until further notice.

“In addition, I am aware that the rainstorm has affected many parts of the city. I can assure you that we will be working with Highway, Fire and Police to monitor and act upon these issues as they arise. Please contact the Fire Department at 669-2256 you need assistance.”