LBHA Channel Park Homes FEMA Flood Mitigation
Long Beach Housing Authority’s Channel Park Homes, which is comprised of 12 residential buildings and an administration building, was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy’s heavy rains, high winds and flooding. During the storm event, floodwaters from the north and a tidal surge from the south entered the buildings through apartments and mechanical rooms. The administration building was also affected by the floodwaters, as offices, community rooms, bathrooms, a file room and the laundry room were all heavily damaged.
D&B is providing design and environmental technical assistance services under the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery program to increase the resiliency housing development. These measures include the construction of a second floor and installation of a backup generator at the administration building; sitewide waterproof wall membranes, floodproof doors and floodproof windows; emergency generators; resilient flat roof and siding surfaces; storm-safe air conditioning; concrete flood walls at all MEP sheds; green infrastructure and stormwater drainage enhancements; and a perimeter flood wall with removable flood barrier systems around the site.