Monday, October 29, 2012

Widespread Storm Surge Flooding Continues in NYC...

Unfortunately, my worst case scenario fears of the last week are coming true right before our eyes this evening.  Flooding of an unprecedented level is underway on Staten Island, Coney Island, parts of Brooklyn and much of lower and middle Manhattan.

Take a look at the photos below, most of which are from lower Manhattan:

The flood gauge at The Battery has recently risen to 13.34 feet, and is still rising.  ConEd has cut off power to much of Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn due to water flowing into underground electric line channels.  We are also hearing reports of widespread flooding of the subway system.
The 60th Precinct of the NYPD is being evacuated on Coney Island, and officials are calling for all available boats to help get residents out of rising waters.
This is truly turning into a worse case scenario.  I just hope that reports of casualties don't start rolling in soon. That will be the true preparedness test here.
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