The severe weather turned deadly, Four people were killed in New York City
Wednesday night when they became trapped in their basements as a monster storm
sent water rushing through the city, sources said.
At 10 p.m., police discovered a 50-year-old man, a 48-year-old woman, and a 2-year-
old little boy dead inside the home on 64th Street in Flushing, Queens.
Two other people were killed when flooding collapsed the wall of their home in
Jamaica, Queens, sending water rushing in. It happened just after 11 p.m. Wednesday
on 183rd Street. A 43-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were killed.
A neighbor says the street floods often and there was work underway that was
supposed to fix the flooding problem.
“The purpose of the construction was to make sure this doesn’t happen,” a neighbor
said. “They took the whole block apart, but obviously city planning didn’t make it
At least two other people were killed in flooded apartments, including a woman and
her 20’s in Forrest Hills and a man in his 60’s in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.
Record rainfall produced immense flooding across all five boroughs leaving streets
underwater, drivers stranded and subways shut down.
Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency in New York City due to the
historic weather event bringing brutal flooding and dangerous conditions to the roads.
Indeed, the flooding was so bad and the emergency response so great that a travel
ban was issued until 5 a.m. on all nonemergency vehicles on city streets and
The rain made its way onto the indoor court at the tennis center during the U.S.
Open. The roof was closed but the wind-swept rain still made it inside.
As fans left the tennis center, they had to make their way through knee-deep floodwaters.
And at Yankee Stadium, the outfield was pictured completely underwater.
Fortunately, the Yankees were playing in California during the severe weather.