Red Hook Integrated Flood Protection Feasibility Study

  • Red Hook Integrated Flood Protection Feasibility Study
Last Updated June 22, 2017

The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR), with support from NYCEDC, is working with local stakeholders to advance resiliency in Red Hook. The Integrated Flood Protection System (IFPS) Project is a federally funded coastal protection initiative aimed at reducing flood risk in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

The goal of the IFPS is to maximize resiliency to severe coastal flood events while taking projected sea level rise into consideration.

Project Overview

The Red Hook neighborhood saw unprecedented flooding during Hurricane Sandy which left many residents and businesses without basic services for weeks. The Red Hook IFPS will be a critical step toward ensuring a more resilient Red Hook community in the face of future extreme weather and a changing climate.

The Red Hook IFPS Project is an important part of Mayor de Blasio’s multilayered, $20 billion resiliency plan that the City is implementing around the five boroughs. The plan takes a comprehensive approach to resiliency with the vision that our neighborhoods, economy, and public services will be ready to withstand—and emerge stronger from—the impacts of climate change and other twenty-first
-century threats.

A summary of the findings of the feasibility study and the proposed solution for the integrated flood protection system to reduce the risk of coastal flooding in Red Hook is downloadable here.

Funding

The IFPS study began in October 2015 and is funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program-Advanced Assistance (HMGP-AA) program. For subsequent project phases, the City and State have committed $50 million in City Capital funds and $50 million in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds for a total of $100 million in funding to be used for environmental review, permitting, design, engineering, and construction.

Public Engagement

The success of the Red Hook IFPS Project relies on community involvement. ORR will host a series of community and stakeholder meetings throughout the course of the study to provide the public with information on the project’s process and its technical requirements, as well as an opportunity for the public to provide their input and feedback on project alternatives and future implementation.

Community engagement is crucial – we encourage you to get involved. Please attend meetings, invite your neighbors, and weigh in on the future of Red Hook.

Public Meeting #1: January 21, 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended the first public meeting on Thursday, January 21, at the Miccio Community Center to learn more about the Integrated Flood Protection System project and provide feedback on community priorities. View the presentation from the first public meeting:

Public Meeting #2: April 7, 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended the second public meeting on Thursday, April 7, at the Miccio Community Center to discuss Red Hook's risk of coastal flooding and the different strategies that can be used to reduce the risk. View the boards and a summary from the second public meeting:

Public Meeting #3: October 13, 2016

Thank you to everyone who joined the Mayor's Office for the third public meeting on Thursday, October 13, at P.S. 15 Patrick F. Daly. We discussed the coastal flood risks and potential design flood elevation (DFE) scenarios in Red Hook as well as possible alignment scenarios and analyses. View the presentation from the third public meeting:

Public Meeting #4: June 15, 2017

Thank you to everyone who joined the Mayor's Office for the fourth public meeting on Thursday, June 15, at South Brooklyn Community High School. The Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency presented on the findings and proposed solution for the integrated flood protection system to reduce the risk of coastal flooding in Red Hook. View the presentation and a summary of the feasibility study findings below:

Project Team

Consultant team

Contact Us

Please contact the project team with any questions at [email protected].