My friend Laura and I were on our way home from kickboxing yesterday morning when we encountered what might be described as a little bit of water. Or a lot of water. There were a long line of buses when we got to the stop, so we got on the one with the most people and waited for it to leave. We waited a little while when a little girl got on talking about how much water was in the street. I asked her where and she pointed and I asked her if you could walk through it and she said no. So Laura and I went to investigate.
And that little girl was very right. When we first got to the flooded area there was just the white Mercedes stuck. Then that van drove in to try to pump water out of the store it’s park in front of. And, as you can see in the picture above, some moron in an SUV most likely ended up ruining their brakes/engine thinking they could drive through. An SUV doesn’t make you invincible, people.
It had rained pretty hard (duh) while we were in the kickboxing class, but I don’t think it rained any harder than other times and I had never seen this area flood before.
Who just has sandbags sitting around?
Eventually a tow truck came to get the car out of the water. He towed the people into a nearby parking lot and the passenger immediately got out and lit up a cigarette. #klassy
The fire trucks showed up towards the end of the ordeal. Along with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. The area where this flooded is right next to the Gowanus Canal, which is a Superfund site. #comforting
One of the firefighters told us that we could walk through a nearby parking lot to get to another road, which is what we ended up doing, but the whole thing was pretty nuts.
NYC was supposed to get some crazy weather later in the day yesterday, too. But that didn’t happen, at least by me, all we got was this creepy sky and some rain.