Water main break sends one woman to the hospital, floods 100 homes

When a busted water main on 23rd Street in Astoria sent thousands of gallons of water into the street, about 100 homes were flooded and an elderly woman was hospitalized.

The incident happened on Saturday morning, with water flowing into the street for about two hours, from 4:30 to 6:30 a.m. One elderly woman’s home was filled with around three feet of water, and emergency responders took her to Elmhurst Hospital as a precaution.

In addition to the hundreds of homes that were flooded, the sidewalk onĀ 23rd StreetĀ near 24th Drive was cracked.

Firefighters worked tirelessly pumping water out of flooded basements on Saturday morning.


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