Scenes from Hurricane Irene: South Street Flooded

Posted on: August 28th, 2011 at 11:51 am by

Dozens of residents flocked to the East River promenade on South Street to assess the flood waters from Hurricane Irene.  It felt like being in a tourist trap of sorts.  Kids playing in the three-foot-deep rivers puddles, randoms posing for candid photographs, and even bikers trudging through.  All the while, emergency personnel driving back and forth between Market Slip and Rutgers Slip to ensure safety.

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By all accounts, the high-water mark reached far north on Rutgers Slip.  This Mercedes left for dead was ultimately a casualty.  Looking through the windshield, one can see the puddles gathered on the floor.

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Not sure why so many people were wading in the disgusting East River sludge water.  Might grow an extra limb from it!

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