There Is Some Pretty Serious Flooding In Red Hook, Brooklyn

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Red Hook is a neighbourhood in south-western Brooklyn that juts out into the waters below the southern tip of Manhattan. 

It’s been getting a lot of media coverage in recent months for its hip restaurants and shops.

It’s also where New York’s Fairway and Ikea stores are located.

The entire neighbourhood is in Zone A and was required to evacuate by 5pm yesterday.  

Today you can see why. 

While the flood waters didn’t reach to far into the neighbourhood, when I biked down there this morning entire intersections were under water.

I snapped some pictures.

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Fairway, which had its shelves stripped bare on Friday, now appears to be under water.

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Around the corner from Fairway. Water was deepest here.

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Intersection of Van Brunt and Bowne.

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Van Brunt and Commerce.

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Red Hook Irene signs
However, the signs in Red Hook are the best in city.

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Red Hook Irene signs

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Red Hook Irene signs
Servicey!

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