The New York City area got hit with its second bout of extreme flooding in roughly two years on Friday, leaving cars submerged, subway platforms transformed into waterfalls, and the newly-minted robocops at risk of a watery death a la the suicidal robot security guard in Washington DC.
Park Slope, Brooklyn right now pic.twitter.com/5hLX47geXX— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) September 29, 2023
“If people decide to venture out in their vehicle, they do so at their own peril,” New York Governor Kathy Hochu warned residents of the “life-threatening rainfall event” per the New York Times.
contrary to all the flooding greene ave is on fire pic.twitter.com/mE1NiFjFv3— “holden” “seidlitz” (@jock__derrida) September 29, 2023
From ominous, mid-avenue whirlpools to flood waters gushing down park stairways (curse you, Janelle Monáe!), here are some of the craziest clips from New York City’s extreme flash floods.
Janelle Monae performed in Brooklyn last night and now it looks like this… coincidence?— cas like (@CrappyFumes) September 29, 2023
HAPPENING NOW: Heavy rain causing major flooding in NYC. NYPD conducting water rescues. pic.twitter.com/nVWSoHPEbo— Moshe Schwartz (@YWNReporter) September 29, 2023
A wise person once said that you will experience climate change through a series of increasingly wild videos, until you are the one taking the video.pic.twitter.com/aagZg9g7yd— Dr. Lucky Tran (@luckytran) September 29, 2023
Major flooding in Brooklyn today. Trains shut down and the only way out of the station is through this. pic.twitter.com/yQPLOyc6dX— Seth Chinnis (@sethchinnis) September 29, 2023
my friend christine took this at the meserole L lmaoooo pic.twitter.com/j3dOFyT6e0— multitude container (@bartleby_era) September 29, 2023
This country had so much time to take climate change and infrastructure resilience seriously. And it still won’t. pic.twitter.com/O5FcEDtBqM— Hayden Clarkin (@the_transit_guy) September 29, 2023