As streets and subways flooded beneath more than a half-foot of rain on Friday, Brooklyn turned into the focal point of the storm.
Mayor Adams warned that this is a period of "heightened alertness" during a press conference.
As the rain fell harder, several automobiles became immersed in the streets, which quickly became swamped.
Buildings below were affected by the madness, and the ground levels flooded. Because flooding occurs on Carroll Street so frequently, Dean Russo's building even has a barrier at the entryway.
Roads To Rivers
This time, flooding also occurred at the site being cleaned up for ground contamination across the street.
The same applied to major thoroughfares including the Belt Parkway, Prospect Park Expressway, and Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, where vehicles became stranded in circumstances resembling those of a river.
Workers On Their Duties In These Circumstances
Workers in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, were trying to unblock a storm drain while standing in water up to their knees while cardboard and other trash floating by. Prior to the storm, the city claimed to have inspected and cleaned important drains, particularly those close to subway stations. Osman Gutierrez, who was attempting to extract wet sacks of trash and food scraps from a sewer next to the synagogue where he works, found that to be of little consolation.
Residents came out of their homes as the rain briefly stopped to assess the damage and start draining the water that had risen to the top of many basement doors. With water up to their waists in some areas, several individuals set up milk crates and wooden planks to traverse the flooded pavements.
Malachi Clark, a high school student, stood at a flooded junction, confused about how to get home to Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant district. He attempted to board a bus first, then a train.