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Trees Down, Power Outages Reported In Southern Brooklyn During Flash Flood [Photos]

Photo by Patti Pappagallo

Neighbors reported downed power lines, flooded streets, and fallen trees all over southern Brooklyn Monday afternoon, after a torrential downpour swamped the area at around 5pm.

On Avenue X and Avenue Y, on the “East” streets in Gravesend, residents say they were left in the dark for several hours Monday evening, though power was restored late last night.

There were also traffic light outages on Stilwell Avenue, 86th Street and Neptune Avenue, and Con Edison is still working on the problem, Councilman Mark Treyger has confirmed.

“I’ve also been emailing photos and details of flooded streets and intersections in our neighborhood to DEP. I have requested that the catch basins be inspected as well as the sewer outfalls,” Treyger wrote on Facebook Monday evening.

Con Edison confirmed that at least 400 homes in Manhattan Beach were also without electricity Monday evening, according to an email from Councilman Chaim Deutsch.

One reader submitted this photo of a fallen tree on Avenue R between East 35th and East 36th Streets.

Photo by Patti Pappagallo
Photo by Patti Pappagallo

The flooding made for some dramatic photos. This one, submitted by reader Crafty Carol, shows her overflowing backyard.

Photo by Simon Abramov
Photo by Crafty Carol


This is what 86th Street in Bensonhurst looked like:

Photo by Angel K.M. Lee /Facebook
Photo by Angel K.M. Lee /Facebook

A particularly dramatic scene unfolded Q line’s Avenue J station yesterday.

Photo by Simon Abramov
Photo by Simon Abramov
Photo by Simon Abramov

Did you take any photos of yesterday’s storm? Did you experience any power outages? We want to hear from you! Email tips and photos to editor@bensonhurstbean.com. Neighbors who are still experiencing outages can also call Con Edison at (800) 752-6633.

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  1. I didn’t take any photos, but it was a mess. I went to BJs around 6:30, and the intersection under the Belt overpass at Bay Parkway was a lake. Then I came home to find that the sewer had backed up into my basement through the basement bathroom. Spent most of the night trying to shop-vac the water, and disposing of ruined items. We haven’t had any water in our basement since before Sandy, so we’d gotten sloppy and stored some boxes on the floor. My daughter lost three large trash bags of keepsakes, art supplies, stuffed animals and videos.

    This morning, a neighbor told me that he was going door to door, and learned that every house on my side of the street had gotten water in the basement. Looks like the City hasn’t cleaned the catch-basin on the corner.

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