Ophelia showed up!
Areas of the Big Apple are completely underwater Friday afternoon; roads have become rivers, subways are flooded, and many neighborhoods have been walloped in the wake of the raging rainstorm, Ophelia.
From The New York Post:
Videos showed cars plowing through knee-deep water in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood, with a whirlpool seen swirling in the middle of the waterlogged road.
Cellphone footage taken aboard a city bus at 18th Avenue and 60th Street in Brooklyn’s Bensonhurst neighborhood showed floodwaters gushing into the vehicle filled with passengers, among them children, who tried to stay dry by lifting their feet off the floor.
The Big Apple’s major roads fared no better, as the Brooklyn- Queens Expressway, the Belt Parkway, and Prospect Park Expressway all turned into rivers teeming with partially flooded cars trapped in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
Check out the videos above and below:
8am, street barricades are floating down Gowanus streets, 5th Ave in Park Slope is already a river, and we have a full day of rain ahead. Stay safe #brooklyndeluge #nyc #Ophelia pic.twitter.com/tSvR6Tcxu6
— Stephanie Riggs (@immersiveriggs) September 29, 2023
Workers of G.A.T.E.D Academy unload sandbags to stop flooding in the Flatbush neighborhood of #Brooklyn, #NYC. High tides and the remnants of Tropical Storm #Ophelia have caused flash flooding in the region.#GettyFootage ?@msantiagophotos ?https://t.co/pLa5IYtYNQ pic.twitter.com/48K5EIwi5z
— Getty Images News (@GettyImagesNews) September 29, 2023
1/2 Bedlam at Columbus Circle. No one knows what trains go where. NYers staying calm/affable.?? 3 is sitting on 1 line 2hrs but passengers don’t know bc PA system worthless, Mayflower era. MTA workers doing best but 3d world infra=hopeless: thank you corrupt pols. #NYC #Ophelia pic.twitter.com/tGpeMhZJgZ
— Ric Fouad (@ricfouad) September 29, 2023
Ophelia unleashes chaos in NYC as torrential rain floods schools ?☔️. Governor Kathy Hochul declares state of emergency. Parents anxious, kids safe.
— FlashFactsHub (@FlashFactsHub) September 29, 2023
Inundaciones en #NuevaYork por la tormenta tropical #Ophelia. Se declaró el estado de emergencia en la ciudad Nueva York, Long Island y el valle del Hudson.
Se reportan 7 personas en situacion de calle (Bagabundos) Muertos. pic.twitter.com/iJ8FmuncIO
— IMEVISION (@Imevision_mx) September 29, 2023
NYC Mayor Eric Adams told residents Friday afternoon that the storm “isn’t done with us yet.”
Today's weather isn't done with us yet. We might see up to eight inches of rain by tomorrow morning. I personally inspected flooding conditions in Sheepshead Bay and Canarsie.
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) September 29, 2023