Thursday, 9 August 2007

Tornado hits Brooklyn

Posted by Chris:

My Uncle, Arthur Wilde, who lives in Bayside, New York, sent me these picures of the aftermath of a storm on Wednesday. When it happens in the states it happens big style.

Firemen clear storm debris. The National Weather Service said a tropical air mass caused the heavy rains. Source: AP

Chris Pellen carries his son Roman across the Brooklyn Bridge. Gov. Eliot Spitzer asked transit authority engineers to report back within 30 days with suggestions about how to deal with the
chronic flooding.

Commuters attempt to board a bus in Lower Manhattan after the subways flooded. The washout was the third time in seven months that the subways were disrupted by rain.

Morning commuters pack into a crowded train. Thousands of commuters were stranded for two hours

A portion of the sidewalk rises out of the ground in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn. The severe weather damaged at least 40 homes.
Daniel Chen removes things from the trunk of his car, which was damaged by debris from a collapsed roof. The storm system killed one motorist.

Commuters were forced to the streets after three inches of rain flooded subway tracks. The subway's drainage system can generally handle a maximum of 1.5 inches of rainfall per hour.

Workers survey the damage following a heavy storm that slammed into Brooklyn, N.Y., Wednesday. Officials believe a tornado hit just before dawn.

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