Water causing flood to Charles Court can't be diverted

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In another blow to flooded residents of the Charles Court area of Lake Ronkonkoma, a Smithtown official said the town can't shut off the pipe that pumps water into the lake because diverting the water to nearby ... Full Story
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Debbie

Montréal, Canada

#1 Jul 9, 2007
Here we are reading about high groundwater levels, and Steve Levy wants to build "worker housing" in the Caimen River WATERSHED.

How dumb is he?
Zods Buddy

West New York, NJ

#2 Jul 9, 2007
Have all the illegals get buckets and have a brigade.
FREE SIMBA

United States

#4 Jul 9, 2007
does chuck schumer know about this?
Sick n Tired

AOL

#5 Jul 9, 2007
FlyingHigh wrote:
Get out the lifeboats. Charles Court is Smithtown's Katrina. At least we wont have anymore white trash block parties. Next time, order a geological survey before buying your homes, suckers.
Your right you seem very intelligent and educated - what town are you from?- Im sure there isnt any white trash there! It is going to be the next Katrina - How sad - our federal government couldnt and still cannot help its citizens who are victims of Katrinas devastation. Our local government cannot help its local tax paying residents of Suffolk County. Its truly a disgrace - our country is at war, our troops are dying for our freedom, for what? Our government is corrupt and American citizens dont have a care in the world for their neighbors....It makes me sick our troops are dying for absolute MORONS like you!-Your a big disgrace to our community and our country - an absolute ruthless discrace - Enough said!
Duh

Milford, CT

#6 Jul 9, 2007
Condem the houses and make it county park land. Sure would be cheaper than pumping it over to the Connetquot River. Hey isn't this what 1/4% environmental tax we pay was supposed to be used for? Oh, no thats right - it pays for things like to support the 'Group for the South Fork' now that Christy Brinkley has left them and they are broke. Thats right, tax dollars going to a 'not for profit' cause they are friends of the County Exec???

Since: May 07

AOL

#7 Jul 9, 2007
Attn: Charles Court/Surrounding Area FLOOD VICTIMS
I have done much research and have obtained crucial geological information from a specialist; your community was probably part of the wetlands many many years ago. In order to build there the land was filled in to hide the water by our local government and/or builders. There were many years of drought and as years passed and with the heavy rains and in conjunction with global warming sea level has risen. Therefore the water around long island has risen too.
This is now causing the high water table in the lowest elevated areas on Long Island. The most frightening part is that this high water table is now being considered the low by some specialists. Think about it the water has not receded in 2 years without reason. You should ask your local politicians to do some real studies and not taxing all of the residents for useless information they will profit from. I found this out on my own Anyone on Long Island may soon be victims - this is frightening.
In a nutshell

Yaphank, NY

#8 Jul 9, 2007
Steve Levy and the Democrats have sold off all of the dredging equiptment to private vendors.
bemused

Centereach, NY

#9 Jul 9, 2007
Make the politicians live there until they can come up with solution they will come up with something really fast.
Jay

Elizabeth, NJ

#10 Jul 9, 2007
It's time Long Islander's help out fellow Long Islander's. The Town of Smithtown, Suffolk County, or New York State needs to purchase these houses and turn the land back into a wildlife drainage.
This has been going on since 2005, enough is enough! Stop wasting tax payers dollars!

“Small gov't.Low taxes, Freedom”

Since: Mar 07

Ronkonkoma

#11 Jul 9, 2007
FlyingHigh wrote:
Get out the lifeboats. Charles Court is Smithtown's Katrina. At least we wont have anymore white trash block parties. Next time, order a geological survey before buying your homes, suckers.
More like find out what the town is doing to help it's "rich" residents at your expense you mean.

When these folks bought their homes they had no idea that the Town of Smithtown would be diverting the sormdrains of Rich neighborhoods into their backt=yards.

I'm so sick of people like you blaming the homeowners for something they had no way of knowing could happen.
Pandadoll

Bronx, NY

#13 Jul 10, 2007
Excuse me, they did know about it. I knew about it when I sold my house to them. Why do you think they got such a good deal on the price. Now, they decide, hey, what the heck, lets be like the local politicians and steal the taxpayers money too! Screw them, let'm drown in thier mistake!!!
Rich

Saint James, NY

#15 Jul 10, 2007
How about just dredging the area north of Portion Rd. Take out the dirt, it filles up with water and the water level o nthe outside goes done. Simple solution to a problem.

The dirt removed can then be dried out and be used to raise the land in other low lying areas.
Mariann

Raleigh, NC

#16 Jul 10, 2007
Sick n Tired wrote:
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Your right you seem very intelligent and educated - what town are you from?- Im sure there isnt any white trash there! It is going to be the next Katrina - How sad - our federal government couldnt and still cannot help its citizens who are victims of Katrinas devastation. Our local government cannot help its local tax paying residents of Suffolk County. Its truly a disgrace - our country is at war, our troops are dying for our freedom, for what? Our government is corrupt and American citizens dont have a care in the world for their neighbors....It makes me sick our troops are dying for absolute MORONS like you!-Your a big disgrace to our community and our country - an absolute ruthless discrace - Enough said!
Thank you very well said
game show lova

New York, NY

#17 Jul 10, 2007
This county spends millions and millions of dollars every year on open space preservation buying up property all over the county under the guise of protecting the groundwater. Why can't the funds be used to buy these people out? Their problems exist because of the groundwater. Removing the residents from the problem will protect the new groundwater level in this area. When the water recedes, the land formerly occupied by the residences will be part of the Suffolk County park that exists there.

The
Raymond Bower

Newark, NJ

#18 Jul 10, 2007
Look at a topographical map of the Charles Court area and you will see that it is surrounded by higher ground, including Lake Ronkonkoma. It is a natural basin that will always be subject to flooding and standing water. The cost to keep this area dry by human intervention is not worth the value of the housing there. The town should declare it a disaster area, pay off the owners, and turn it into a nature preserve.
OPP

Dobbs Ferry, NY

#19 Jul 10, 2007
The Bavarian Inn is disgusting!! Then you have that white trash bar Parsnips. UGH! Who hangs out in that dump anyway!?!?! Its gross! Talk about the ultimate collaboration of low class. What a total eye sore and then you have to pass those other neauseating broken down trailer homes. That whole stretch should be torn down and just make it part of the park that is already there.
Commack

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Jul 10, 2007
It's called poor planning and over
development.
Most has most likely happened within last 15-20 years.

Since: Jul 07

Houston, TX

#21 Jul 10, 2007
OPP wrote:
The Bavarian Inn is disgusting!! Then you have that white trash bar Parsnips. UGH! Who hangs out in that dump anyway!?!?! Its gross! Talk about the ultimate collaboration of low class. What a total eye sore and then you have to pass those other neauseating broken down trailer homes. That whole stretch should be torn down and just make it part of the park that is already there.
FYI, the trailer park has finally been removed.
OCC

Ronkonkoma, NY

#22 Jul 10, 2007
Raymond Bower wrote:
Look at a topographical map of the Charles Court area and you will see that it is surrounded by higher ground, including Lake Ronkonkoma. It is a natural basin that will always be subject to flooding and standing water. The cost to keep this area dry by human intervention is not worth the value of the housing there. The town should declare it a disaster area, pay off the owners, and turn it into a nature preserve.
look were you live

“LETS GO RANGERS”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#23 Jul 10, 2007
FlyingHigh wrote:
Get out the lifeboats. Charles Court is Smithtown's Katrina. At least we wont have anymore white trash block parties. Next time, order a geological survey before buying your homes, suckers.
Give it time and it will be you with the groundwater problem, it's happening all over the island, slowly but surely.

Keep on building on every square inch you can, it just redirevts the groundwater, coming soon to a neighborhood by you,

even YOUR neighborhood.

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