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.
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%
Back roads 19%
Westchester Ave 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:
I’ve lost count 26%
For me, the biggest toll taken by the flooding has been on my:
Stress level 33%
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?