A.C.'s Newly Renovated Canal and Pump System Ready for More Bad WeatherLast Edited:
Atlantic City locals said they were surprised to see the amount of flooding in the streets over the weekend, even with the reconstruction of the Baltic Avenue Canal and pump system.
“We saw a lot of flooding on the streets Friday night, Saturday and Sunday in particular. A lot of water on the street especially on the street just behind us, on Massachusetts Avenue," said Atlantic City Cruises owner Jeff George.
City officials said that they successfully utilized the pump Monday morning, September 10th, for the first time, but even with that, locals were still questioning why they had to battle flooded streets over the weekend.
“The reason of building this was to eliminate the situations we had yesterday," said Atlantic City resident Mark Wickline. "To make these people be free to drive around and get out of here to go to work, to go to the grocery store, to take their kids to school, or whatever it may be.”
This wasn’t the case for Wickline. He explained he was even late to work due to streets being severely flooded.
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