Hurricane Sandy: Amazing Gowanus Flooding Photos
Sackett St yesterday afternoon: Bayside Fuel Depot flood with strong odor of floating gasoline in air.
Last night: at Douglass and BondFirst and Bond Street flooded intersection at 8:20 PM last nightUnion St and Bond Street flooded intersectionSecond and Bond Street flooded intersectionSecond and Bond Street flooded intersection with gasoline and varnish left by floodSecond and Bond Street flooded intersection with fire wood left by flood recedingSurveying the damage this morning. Oil sheen and flooding on Second St.Storm aftermath. Burnt out bus on President StDamaged fence at Union and Bond StreetsDamaged insulation on Sackett StFirewood on First Street and Bond StreetFlood line on 2nd and Bond StreetPumps at work on BondOil and stranded boat at Canal and PresidentStranded house boat at President Street Oil sheen on Gowanus CanalOil saturation on Sackett StOverturned container on President StreetLost bracelet on 4th and Bond(photos courtesy of Eymund Diegel)
These amazing photos chronicling the flooding and the flooding aftermath in the Gowanus area as a result of Hurricane Sandy were taken by Eymund Diegel. Thank you very much for sharing the images, Eymund.
No doubt this was the storm of the century. Scientists have been warning us about this eventuality for a very long time.Here is a link to an older post that I wrote after I joined a walking tour of the Gowanus Canal with climate change expert Klaus Jacob of Columbia University and with Paul Reale of The Climate Reality Project,which was founded by Al Gore, Nobel Laureate and former Vice President of the United States.Please take the time to read it here:
Planning For Climate Change In The Gowanus WatershedEverything they predicted came true yesterday.