UPDATE: Statement by Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta Regarding Flooding on Crosbie Street

Note: This is a follow-up to Mayor Guinta’s statement from 7:00 p.m. on Sunday night

MANCHESTER (September 8, 2008) – “As many of you know, the remnants of Tropical Storm Hanna led to the overflowing of Goldfish Pond in the North End. We continue to monitor flooded parts of Crosbie Street where 13 homes with private sewers have been affected and three have been evacuated.

“Because of pumps and natural drainage, the floodwaters on Crosbie Street have dropped one foot overnight. Because of this, the city will place sandbags around the private pump station at the end of the street and get them running. In addition, we have increased the size of the pump to recede water from the area. This pump can remove up to 2,000 gallons of water per minute.

“We continue to monitor the water level of Dorrs Pond to assure the safety of the residents in area neighborhoods.

“All trash and recycling pick-up will continue as scheduled. In addition, all roads except Crosbie Street are open to general traffic. Crosbie Street continues to be open only to local traffic until further notice.

“We will be providing residents of the street additional information later today. I will continue to work with Highway, Fire and Police to monitor and act upon these issues and others around the city. Please contact the Fire Department at 669-2256 if you need assistance.”