Evening flash floods in Brooklyn render city streets impassable
After a weekend of scorching, muggy heat, the sky finally opened up on Brooklyn, unleashing torrents of rain on the borough — all captured by the Brooklyn Eagle’s staff of course.
The sudden deluge Monday evening turned the street outside the Eagle’s Dumbo office into a Venice-like canal (Italy vacation canceled). The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning to Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.
Our crumbling infrastructure is on full damn display in my district tonight as:
1) 2/5 train service is completely screwed and the R train is dangerously leaking; and
2) Many residents in PLG have no power after @ConEdison, without warning, shut it down.
So much work to do.
— Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie 米维 (@zellnor4ny) July 22, 2019
While the MTA did not announce any rain-related delays in trains in Brooklyn, an assault on a conductor at Borough Hall (someone allegedly spat in the conductor’s face) was slowing 4 and 5 trains in the evening. The transit agency also reported delays on the F, G, and 2/3 lines due to signal issues.
2/3/4/5 service between Manhattan and Brooklyn is disrupted because of malfunctioning switches at Franklin Av.
2/5 train service is suspended in Brooklyn.
3 and 4 service are also be affected.
Here’s a summary of current service changes: (1/7) pic.twitter.com/y9WjDOOQnf
— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) July 22, 2019
There was (more than) a bit of water in the stations.
And on the streets.
The flash flood warning continued well into the evening, as the office of Emergency Management tweeted that a flood advisory would be in effect for Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island until 10:45 p.m. Monday night.
.@NWSNewYorkNY Areal Flood Advisory for Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island until 10:45 PM. Heavy rain will cause flooding of roadways & streets. Info: https://t.co/oBGvYAYGD9. ASL & Multilingual Link: https://t.co/UxaBS4Fzwe.
— NYCEM – Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) July 23, 2019
Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted out that city agencies were responding to reports of flooding in Gowanus streets.
City agencies have also been responding to flooding on local streets in Gowanus, Jamaica and Crown Heights.
The heaviest rain has passed but we still have more on the way.
Stay tuned to @NotifyNYC for updates.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 23, 2019
Good thing there were no events at Barclays Center on Monday — because the entrance to the stadium looked like this:
Stay dry — and safe — out there, Brooklyn!
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