Stormy Weather Part II: Brooklyn Waterworld Maps
As we spent yesterday looking out the window at the deluge--dismissing taking the camera down to Coney Island to shoot high water and wind or to search for a Gowanus Sewage Geyser (you have pics of either, email them to us and you will earn our undying gratitude)--our minds turned to the possibility of massive flooding in Brooklyn during a monster storm. No one knows when it will happen, except that it will happen and that the odds are increasing.
For a weird take on the ultimately watery fate of many Brooklyn neighborhoods, check out this article in the Brooklyn Rail. It has a good rundown of the possibilities, along with a bonus in the form of fascinating commentary from a real estate agent on Bedford Avenue:
We have zero influence on what’s going to happen. Take the Tsunami. Bad people live over there. Like, people in New Orleans were punished for all the prostitution, the gays and the lesbians. God doesn’t like that. So if the flood is going to come, it’s not from what we do.Half of Brooklyn gets swamped in a Category Three hurricane, so we figured it useful to capture some images from the Hurricanes and NYC brochure produced by the Office of Emergency Management. (You can check out what should be in your Go Bag here.)
Note how especially screwed Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Gowanus, Red Hook and, of course, Coney Island are. Orange, by the way, is flooding in a Category One storm. Yellow is a Category Two and Green is a Category Three.
North Brooklyn Gloom--Williamsburg & Greenpoint Underwater
Gowanus and Red Hook Gloom--Very watery
Coney Island Coastal Gloom--Note how far inland water could reach
The Amazing Underwater Borough
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