2004-08-13 / Community

Storm Disrupts Traffic, Floods Basements Throughout Peninsula


A Lingering storm that dumped more than 2.2 inches of rain on the Rockaway Peninsula on Wednesday afternoon disrupted traffic throughout the area and forced many local residents to bail out their basements.  Pictured, looking west from Beach 88 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The boulevard was closed by police for more than an hour from Beach 88 to Beach 93 Street.
A Lingering storm that dumped more than 2.2 inches of rain on the Rockaway Peninsula on Wednesday afternoon disrupted traffic throughout the area and forced many local residents to bail out their basements. Pictured, looking west from Beach 88 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The boulevard was closed by police for more than an hour from Beach 88 to Beach 93 Street. Two women try and make their way through the flood at Beach 89 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.
Two women try and make their way through the flood at Beach 89 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Garbage from an adult care center flooded the street, moving eastward with the tide.
Garbage from an adult care center flooded the street, moving eastward with the tide. Cars moving through the 2-foot puddle made waves that flooded nearby stores and homes.
Cars moving through the 2-foot puddle made waves that flooded nearby stores and homes. These young men slogged by The Wave’s office on Beach 88 Street. Water was nearly over their knees while they were on the sidewalk.
These young men slogged by The Wave’s office on Beach 88 Street. Water was nearly over their knees while they were on the sidewalk.

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