Gallery: Thunderstorms Result in Heavy Flooding in Brooklyn and Queens

You may have survived the storms this week, but certain areas of Brooklyn and Queens aren’t doing as well. Wednesday’s intense rain pummeled the tri-state area and caused some roads in the two boroughs to become rivers. According to local news reports, the thunderstorms emptied more than an inch of rain over the city resulting in impassable roads and flooded subway stations. Along with Brooklyn and Queens, Long Island was also exceptionally well soaked, with drivers having a tough time driving through the water. Over the past few years, New York has been the victim of several similar floods and a combination of heavy rain and the city’s antiquated sewer system is often a recipe for disaster for residents living in low-elevation areas.

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