Monday, August 15, 2011
Record rainfall across City
From Eyewitness News:
In Queens, JFK is reporting a record: the most rain it has ever had in a single day.
7.50 inches of rain and counting as of 4:30 p.m.
But the rain is certainly not contained to the airport.
On 147th Avenue and 235th Street, water from a flooded pond at Brookville Park is almost over the bridge.
The flooding is so significant that cars are stalled out and drivers are thinking twice about even getting behind the wheel.
In Middle Village, Queens, there is flooding on Metropolitan Avenue near Cooper Avenue.
The floodwater reached halfway up car tires.
So drivers had to slow down to clear the flooded area.
Investigators are looking into a roof collapse at a Williamsburg business Sunday.
No one was hurt in the incident, which occurred in the overnight hours at the Mr. Dollar store at 169 Graham Ave.
It wasn't clear whether the heavy rain played a role in the roof collapse, though the water was still coming in steadily through the opening of the roof as the day went on.
Merchandise from inside the store were littered across the front of the store, including soda bottles and detergent bottles.