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.

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

Photo: Glynnis MacNicol

Red Hook IreneAround the corner from Fairway. Water was deepest here.

Photo: Glynnis MacNicol

Red Hook IreneIntersection of Van Brunt and Bowne.

Photo: Glynnis MacNicol

Red Hook IreneVan Brunt and Commerce.

Photo: Glynnis MacNicol


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

Photo: Glynnis MacNicol

Red Hook Irene signs

Photo: Glynnis MacNicol

Red Hook Irene signsServicey!

Photo: Glynnis MacNicol


Now see what New York City looked like as Irene was passing through >>>

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