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Steet Flooding, A Bio-Hazard?

In addition to the traffic safety hazards already discussed that arise from flooding from backed up sewers, please consider this photograph of sewer water erupting during a recent rain from beneath a manhole cover in the Merrick Mall parking lot. It is very disquieting to wonder what kinds of disease organisms may be in that spreading sewer water as we and our children are passing by.
donnam February 14, 2013 at 01:42 PM
Why is flooding "dangerous" now, but was only "tragic" back in October?
John Dunn February 14, 2013 at 01:50 PM
Pleae don't be deliberately obtuse. Someone's home being destroyed is a tragedy. Flooding is dangerous and can lead to tragedy. The first in no way mitigates the second. Neglect of municipal infrastructure is the issue at hand.
donnam February 14, 2013 at 01:56 PM
They are your words not mine, Mr. Dunn. Would you like me to pull up the dates & times? So, there were no "disease organisms" back in October, but there are now? Seems these things are only "dangerous" when they happen near YOU and not elsewhere in Merrick.
John Dunn February 14, 2013 at 02:07 PM
Once again, Donnam. Don't be obtuse.
donnam February 14, 2013 at 02:20 PM
I'm not being obtuse Mr. Dunn. I'm generally curious as to why you don't think there were any "disease organisms" back in October, but there are now?
John Dunn February 14, 2013 at 02:30 PM
Donnam, your mindset is beyond comprehension. The facts are as follows. Both broken utility poles were dangerous. Street flooding is dangerous. Exposure to sewer water is dangerous. Hurricane Sandy and the following nor'easter Adele were dangerous. The reasons for each are self evident. The destruction of homes and all of the lives lost in the tracks of those two storms were tragedies. If somehow all of this is unclear to you, I have no explanation for that, but please go away.
donnam February 14, 2013 at 02:41 PM
You said the flooding wasn't dangerous from Sandy. You rebuffed any concern I had about contaminated water, mold, electrical safety, automobile safety, etc.. during Sandy. I was wondering why suddenly flooding is NOW dangerous from your standpoint, since you previously stated that it was only "tragic". It is quite clear the only reason it is dangerous now is because it is happening to YOU.
John Dunn February 14, 2013 at 03:06 PM
You are beyond reason. You're like some modern day Don Quixote tilting at windmills of your own creation. I have no intention of wasting any more of my time with your nonsense. Post whatever addtional drivel that pleases you. There are better things in this world that command my attention.
donnam February 14, 2013 at 03:29 PM
Just admit you are a narcissist and only care about what happens to YOU. You could care less that Merrick Road and south of Merrick Road streets were flooded with 5 feet of water from Sandy and created numerous dangers like contamination, mold, electrical problems, etc...Which is STILL ONGOING, any months later. In your eyes it isn't "dangerous", only "tragic" because it didn't happen in your neighborhood. Well, guess what YOU ARE WRONG. I'll go away as soon as you stop your nonsensical postings. Don't post an article/ question if you do not want a discussion. Merrick Patch is NOT your personal blog.
Zach T February 15, 2013 at 04:53 AM
This is turning into more and more of a joke... someone... achem... john dunn just wants attention
John Dunn February 16, 2013 at 07:20 PM
An intersting thought from another blog site: It's just as likely tree roots blocking the system - that happened near our house, once. During a good rain storm, the water would spot through the holes in the manhole cover, and actually lift the cover off the hole! Interesting enough, once the city was finally convinced to repair the problem, out basement quit leaking during those storms. Posted by: Tom | October 05, 2012 at 07:22 AM

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