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