Wall Falls On Staten Island


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As if New York traffic weren’t bad enough, Richmond Road was closed down this morning after a [retaining wall collapsed] on Staten Island late last night, forcing 22 residents to evacuate their homes. Although no one was injured, falling rubble damaged cars, set off alarms and crashed through backyards, making “collapsing walls” the [newest addition ](http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/13/nyregion/13retain.html?ex=1273636800&en=c6525c42f2ece50c&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss)to the list of 1,008 Things New Yorkers Must Avoid to Remain Safe. Reports attributed the collapse to the [heavy rains](http://www.silive.com/news/advance/index.ssf?/base/news/1181044938166080.xml&coll=1) the city received over the past several days, as the remnants of Tropical Storm Barry bombarded us with 4.65 inches of the inconvenient stuff, eclipsing the daily record of 2.75 inches set in 2003. Fun.





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