A Survey of Westchester County Residents' Experiences with Flooding

This month, we asked you about your experiences with one of Westchester’s iconic issues—flooding.


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In my experience, the road that floods the worst here in Westchester is:
Route 22 in White Plains (31%) The Hutch (24%) The Bronx River Parkway in White Plains (14%) Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck (12%) Harrison Avenue in Harrison (11%)

When the roads flood, my usual “plan b” alternate road is:
Wherever my GPS takes me     41%
I-95     26%
Back roads     19%
Westchester Ave     7%
Other     7%

When the roads are jammed from flooding , I usually:
Wait it out—the alternate roads will be jammed, too.      45%
Try to reroute ASAP.     26%
Call in sick and pull the cover over my head     17%
Turn around, go home, and call it a day     12%

About how many times per year does the roadway flooding inconvenience you:
1-3    50%
4-6     24%
I’ve lost count     26%
 
For me, the biggest toll taken by the flooding has been on my:
Stress level     33%
Time     29%
Automobile     21%
Money     12%
Love life     5%
 
Would you be willing to pay more taxes if the money was spent exclusively on fixing the flooding problem?
No, we pay enough darned taxes already—living flood-free should be part of the deal     40%
Yes, but not much—even if that means only partial improvements    25%
No, there’s no way to solve the problem unless we want to move the roads—which will never happen     21%
Yes—whatever it takes to stop this damn flooding     14%

Has your home ever flooded?
Yes     45%
No     55%

 

 

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