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Flooding makes Gowanus look like Atlantis • Brooklyn Paper

Flooding makes Gowanus look like Atlantis

The flooding in Gowanus became the most talked-about body of water in Brooklyn since the McCarren Pool reopened.
Photo by Paul Martinka

A powerful storm ripped through Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon — making the blocks surrounding the Gowanus Canal look more like the canals of Venice.

The folks at Find Home Furnishings fought the flood.
Photo by Paul Martinka

A weather station in Park Slope reported 1.96 inches of rainfall over the course of the deluge, which inundated some streets and sent shop-owners down to their cellars for sandbags.

No, this isn’t a canal in Venice — it’s Ninth Street near Second Avenue in Gowanus after a downpour.
Photo by Paul Martinka

A low-lying stretch of Ninth Street near Second Avenue in Gowanus saw some of the worst of the flooding — and our seasoned photographer Paul Martinka was there to capture the scene.

Pedestrians tried to stay high and dry.
Photo by Paul Martinka

— Moses Jefferson

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